“As embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good. We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country,” Will Smith told reporters.
During a Dubai press conference for “Suicide Squad” on Sunday, Will Smith took the time to discuss Donald Trump and the growing anti-Muslim climate in the United States.
Smith, who plays sharpshooter Deadshot in the DC flick, emphasized the importance of sharing what it’s actually like in the Middle East amidst the hate-filled rhetoric that’s emerged throughout the 2016 election cycle.
“In terms of Islamophobia in America, for me that’s why it’s important to show up,” Smith said. “It’s like I’m in Dubai and I’m having fun and I’m tweeting and sharing pictures, ‘Hey doesn’t look like they hate me, does it?’”
Smith continued on to encourage film makers and producers to find ways to share their stories and perspective of the Middle East, according to the Associated Press.
“The Middle East can’t allow Fox News to be the arbiter of the imagery, you know,” the 47-year-old celeb said. “So cinema is a huge way to be able to deliver the truth of the soul of a place to a global audience.”
The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star added he believes it’s important the upcoming election.
“As painful as it is to hear Donal Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good,” he said. “We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”
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And this isn’t the first time the father of two has spoken out against Trump’s divisive campaign.
Last week he blasted the GOP nominee for the way he speaks about women.
“For a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary,” he told news.com.au. “And for people to applaud, that is absolutely f—ing insanity to me. It’s absolutely collective insanity.”