Guess Will Smith wasn’t laughing at Chris Rock’s joke about Jada’s shaved head. When Rock came onstage to emcee for the 94th Academy Awards to announce the Oscar award for a documentary feature; he took it a bit too far with a distasteful joke about the looks of Jada Pinkett Smith; alluding to her resembling ‘G.I.Jane’.
The audience was understandably stunned at the abrupt interaction. Maybe Will was hyped from the Laverne Cox red carpet interview where she implied Jada might be involved in another entanglement. Will and Jada have been in the public eye for some time now so much so a petition was formed to keep us out their ‘group chat’.
But at the end of the day Will Smith plays no games when it comes to his wife. Period. Poor Chris.
But apparently Will was comforted by Denzel and some other celeb friends during the commercial break as Will appeared to be visibility upset.
However he tearfully apologized as he accepted a Best Actor Award. Although he apologized to the Academy and the audience; he didn’t apologize directly to Chris Rock.
I’m being called on in my life to love people; and to protect people and to be a river to my people,” he said (via USA Today). “I know to do what we do; you’ve got to be able to take abuse; you’ve got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business you’ve got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And you gotta smile; and you’ve got to pretend like that’s OK.”oscars 2022
“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. In this time in my life; in this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling me to do; and be in this world,” Smith said. “I’m being called on in my life to love people; and to protect people and to be a river to my people. I know to do what we do; you’ve got to be able to take abuse, you’ve got to be able to take people talking crazy about you; people disrespecting you; and you got to smile and pretend that’s OK.”
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It was great to see Will in good spirits after such a fiasco…
Since the incident; however, the Academy Award team is meeting via zoom to discuss repercussions against the Bad Boys actor. TMZ broke the news that on Monday the Academy issued a statment:
“The Academy condems the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show. We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law.”
Uncertain as to what those particular consequences could be, to include the removal of Will’s award and banning him from future award ceremonies…the final decisions haven’t been yet finalized. To this end; a source of Diddy’s told TMZ that in regards to Chris Rock and Will Smith hashing it out, as for now, “it’s all love”. Even though the Chris and Will still have not spoken since the slap.