Jada Pinkett Smith broke her silence.
Opening her latest episode of Red Table Talk on Wednesday, the actress spoke for the first time about a specific event at the 2022 Academy Awards.
A certain event that almost broke the internet and that overwhelmed everything that happened that evening, including her own husband winning the trophy for the first time for Best Actor.
Yes, we are talking about the time when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.
“About the night of the Oscars. My deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have the opportunity to heal, talk and reunite,” Jada told his talk show audience, all deepened and deepened and added:
“In today’s world, we both need each other, and we all need each other more than ever.”
Jada did not specifically investigate, but the world today must be in turmoil – between the war in Ukraine, multiple shootings in the United States, and seemingly always general unrest.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Jada ended on Wednesday:
“Until then, Will and I have continued to do what we have done for the last 28 years – and that’s it [to] Keep finding this thing called life together. Thanks for listening. “
Wednesday’s episode of Jada’s Facebook series explores the stories of people’s lives with alopecia, which Jada has publicly fought
This leads to the above mention of the Academy Awards as Rock performed a joke about the star’s bald head on stage, persuading Will Smith to get up from his seat and hit the comedian in the face.
Although this is the first time Jada has addressed the incident in public, he has been open about the path to healing for a while.
On March 29, just days after the Oscars, he shared an Instagram post that read:
“It’s a season of healing and I’m here for it.”
In the April 20 episode of Red Table Talk, he redoubled this same broad theme as follows:
“With what has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family is focusing on deep healing.”
Will Smooth, for his part, apologizes to Rock for the slap. (Which we still can’t believe!)
The actor said in a statement on March 28:
“Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear, and I reacted emotionally.
“I want to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.”
At the time, Smith added:
“I am embarrassed and my actions do not indicate who I am.
“There is no place for violence in the world of love and kindness.”
Rock, meanwhile, has avoided the subject for the past two months, referring to it very quickly and vaguely during only a few stand-up routines.
Finally, in response to the violent act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Smith from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years.
In reply, the superstar said, “I accept and respect the decision of the academy.”
The news of the ban came a week after the 53-year-old resigned from the academy, disqualifying him from voting at future Oscars.
“The list of those I’ve hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dearest friends and loved ones, everyone in attendance and a worldwide audience at home,” Smith said April 1.
“I have betrayed the trust of the academy.”