In his last interview before the Oscars, legendary jazz musician John Legend was asked about the controversy over the Oscars host’s remarks about black actors.
Legend said, “I don’t think it was that big a deal.
I mean, I’ve heard all the stories, but I don’t know what that means.
I just think it’s a funny story, you know?”
He continued, “So I’m not a racist, but that’s not what I was saying.”
Legend, who has never lost an Oscar, added that he has always admired African-American actors, including himself.
Legend also spoke out against racial bias in Hollywood, saying, “We need to be looking at things like race and ethnicity, not just in Hollywood.”