Will Smith Sidesteps Aunt Viv on GMA, Says Oscar Boycott Is 'About Children'

Former Fresh Prince Will Smith wants no part of Aunt Viv’s melodrama. In fact, the actor failed to address her viral takedown at all during an exclusive sit-down with Robin Roberts (who, oddly, neglected to even ask about it).

The two-time Oscar nominee appeared on Good Morning America Thursday in a pre-taped segment to discuss his decision not to attend the Academy Awards in solidarity with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

“There’s a regressive slide towards separatism… towards racial and religious disharmony,” he said. “This is about children that are going to sit down… not going to see themselves represented.”

Though the Concussion star was not aware of Pinkett Smith’s intent to announce her boycott via a hotly-debated Facebook video, he insists her decision to bow out of Hollywood’s biggest night was not impacted by his failure to secure a nomination.

Watch the interview below, then hit the comments with an answer to this question: Do you think Smith agreed to do the interview on the condition that Qs regarding Aunt Viv were off limits?