Jada pinkett Smith was offended that Chris Rock made an Oscars joke about Jada Pinkett because she was diagnosed as having alopecia. autoimmune conditionThis causes hair loss and bald patches. Pinkett Smith shaved her head last year and showed fans the balding areas on her top in December. Rock joked Pinkett Smith looked like a movie star. G.I. JaneThe 1997 Ridley Scott movie, starring Demi Moore as Demi Moore, who is the fictional first woman to join a U.S. Navy special operation squad.
Rock presented the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. Rock cracked a few jokes before turning his attention to Pinkett Smith (and her husband, Will Smith) who were seated just below him. “Jada, I love ya,”Rock said. “G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it. All right?”
Smith’s first reaction to the news was an uncomfortably loud laugh. However, Pinkett Smith was more unhappy. “That was a nice one!”Rock informed the crowd that he was aware that not everyone liked the joke. Smith then walked up to the stage and slapped Smith. ABC blocked much of what occurred next. American audiences were left confused by the scene until footage from other countries was posted on Twitter.
Rock was shaken as Smith returned to his chair. “Wow, wow… Will Smith just smacked the s— out of me,”Rock said. “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing mouth,” Smith shouted back. “Wow, dude, it was a G.I. Jane joke,”Smith cursed at Rock for saying that, Rock added. “That was a… Greatest night in the history of television,”Rock exclaimed before he took a deep breath and finished his job as a presenter.
Some speculated that the incident was staged. However, Smith’s Best Actor acceptance speech confirmed that it wasn’t. “I want to apologize to the Academy; I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment, and I’m not crying for winning an award,”Smith spoke to the audience. “It’s not about winning an award for me; it’s about being able to shine a lot on all the people… and the entire cast and crew of King Richard and Venus and Serena and the entire Williams family. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams! But, love will make you do crazy things.”
Pinkett Smith has been open for years about her battle with alopecia. She is most well-known for her Facebook Watch program. Red Table Talk. The Gotham Star showed off her completely shaved head in December. “Mama’s gonna have to take it down to the scalp, so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something,”Pinkett Smith captioned Insta video. “Me and this alopecia are going to be friends… period!”
Rock had a close friend, who was there for the Oscars. TMZThe comedian didn’t know anything about Pinkett Smith’s battle with alopecia. According to sources, Smith and Rock have not spoken in over a year since the incident. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences also plans to investigate the incident.
“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,”According to the organization, Statement. “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.”