The killings of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling, sparked a national outrage and demand to convict the officers who were caught on tape using excessive force.
Although, Will Smith has’t spoken out about it much, during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his upcoming film Suicide Squad, he made an interesting statement.
“Hearing people say that race relations are worse than they’ve ever been, it doesn’t feel like that to me,” the award-winning actor says. “Racism isn’t getting worse, it’s getting filmed.”
“It feels to me like what happens in marriage counseling: once everything gets out on the table, the truth, once everybody’s said everything they’ve been harboring, there’s a really dark time when you’re just looking at your partner like, ‘Oh my god, that’s what you think?,’” Will continues. “But there’s a dark before the dawn. When everything gets out, it’s a good thing. It just sucks bad when the truth is out. But I think everybody can see it now. And I think it’s just a little darkness before the cleansing that we’ll have as we move forward.”