Will Smith is skipping the Academy Awards in light of the U.S.-led assault on Iraq.
The "Men in Black" star, who was scheduled to be a presenter at Sunday's Oscars, didn't intend his withdrawal as a protest over the military action that began Wednesday, his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said Thursday.
"Not in any way, shape or form," Rosenfield said. "There's no agenda, there's no speeches. He just did not feel personally comfortable in going because of the world situation."