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Jada Pinkett-Smith Finally Addresses the Oscars Slap

Jada Pinkett-Smith has finally addressed the Oscars incident more than two months after Will Smith stormed the stage at the 2022 Oscars and slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife.

The infamous Slap happened in response to a joke Rock had made about Jada’s lack of hair, calling her G.I. Jane, a movie in which Demi Moore sports a shaved head.

Jada Pinkett Smith decided to address the incident during an episode of her Facebook talk show “Red Table Talk”. On a new episode focused on alopecia, the ailment to which Jada is affected by, the actress and talk-show host touched on the Oscars situation in far more depth.

“This is a really important ‘Red Table Talk’ on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,”she said during the episode. “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.”

Because of this, it naturally makes sense that this is when Jada chose to open up about the situation. Her response: she is hoping for healing and reconciliation. 

“Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” she said “The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever.” 

While this is the first time Pinkett Smith has spoken out about the slap, Smith previously publicly apologized to Rock and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At the time, he posted a lengthy statement addressing his actions at the ceremony, noting that he would accept “all consequences for my conduct.”

Following the incident, Will faced a lot of repercussions in its aftermath. In response to the whole situation, Smith formally resigned as a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Later, in a hearing by the Academy, the actor was dished out a ten-year ban from future Oscar events that began on April 8, 2022. The next time Will be allowed to attend the Oscars will be on or after the same date in 2032.

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