The 48-year-old actor explained his stance in an interview with the BBC, where he talked about America and the everyday racism. Mark was nominated for an Oscar this year for his work in Spotlight.
“It isn’t just the Academy Awards,” Mark told the BBC. “The entire American system is rife with a kind of white privileged racism that goes into our justice system.”
“I’m weighing it. That’s where I’m at right now,” Mark added, saying he’s not sure if he will attend the ceremony at this point due to all of the conflict. “I woke up in the morning thinking, what is the right way to do this? Because if you look at Martin Luther King’s legacy, what he was saying was, the good people who don’t act are much worse than the people, the wrongdoers that are purposely not acting and don’t know the right way.”