Image Source: Getty Images
The actress Jada Pinkett Smith talked about the Oscar slap incident in a brief address to the public on Wednesday. She said she hopes Will and Chris will one day reconcile after their fight at the latest awards show.
In the ceremony last March, Will Smith went to the stage and slapped Chris Rock after his remark about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s close-cropped haircut.
Jada has been suffering from alopecia, and it was not taken lightly by him, considering how hard the condition can be.
During the show on Wednesday, Jada spoke with an emotional guest about how she lost a child after her child was bullied due to the illness.
“This is a really important ‘Red Table Talk’ on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Jada said in the show. “I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”
She then opened the issue on the Oscars incident, “Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need ’em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever.”
“Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that keeps figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”
The Smith couple then left a statement following the incident before deciding to take a break from social media, “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls. Until then, the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.”
Will has apologized to Chris for the incident.
Meanwhile, the Academy banned Smith for a decade as punishment.
Opinions expressed by Texas Today contributors are their own.