WILL SMITH. While Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock remains on everyone’s mind after the 2022 Oscars, Jada Pinkett-Smith, who was the subject of the comedian’s questionable prank, has come out of the silence.
[Mis à jour le 30 mars 2022 à 9h53] The day after the Oscars, the slap administered by Will Smith to Chris Rock remains in everyone’s mind. The principal concerned by the humorist’s bad taste joke about her shaved head, Jada Pinkett Smith, came out silent on her Instagram account hours after her husband publicly apologized. Will Smith’s wife, however, did not take a position on the controversy, simply writing: “It’s a season about healing. And I’m going to enjoy it”. She will say no more about the case. As a reminder, Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, a disease that causes hair loss.
If Chris Rock has decided not to file a complaint against the Oscar-winning actor for the moment, the Academy has publicly condemned the gesture before opening an internal investigation. For his part, Will Smith publicly apologized on Instagram, deeming his behavior “unacceptable and inexcusable”. “What I did was wrong and I was wrong […] Violence has no place in a world of love and kindness.” The two stars would not have spoken to each other since the famous slap. They would therefore not have made peace yet. TMZ, Chris Rock would have even avoided the Oscar-winning actor during the evening following the ceremony. The American tabloid would have questioned a friend of the humorist, who affirms that the latter had not been aware of the disease from which Jada Pinkett Smith suffered. For his part, Sean “Diddy” Combs allegedly told Page Six that the incident” is no longer a problem. It’s over […] They are brothers“, before specifying that he had spoken with each of the interested parties separately.
If Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, it was above all because of a bad joke from the master of ceremonies. The comedian, who came to introduce the Oscar for best documentary, had made a joke about the wife of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and about her baldness due to disease, alopecia. He notably compared her to Demi Moore, bald in the film On equal terms. Will Smith didn’t like the joke at all, as he stood up and punched Chris Rock in the face, before yelling, “Leave my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”
This isn’t the first time Chris Rock has poked fun at Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars. He notably poked fun at the actress and Will Smith in 2016, when he hosted the 88th awards night. The couple had indeed called for a boycott of the ceremony, Jada Pinkett Smith deploring that her husband was not named and deploring the lack of diversity of the Academy. “What happened this year, asked Chris Rock during a speech. People went crazy. Spike [Lee] went crazy. Jada [Pinkett Smith] went mad. Will has gone mad. Everyone has gone mad! Jada said she wouldn’t sell […] Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited anyway!” Chris Rock has regularly made fun of the couple in the past, whether it’s about their private lives, their careers, or here Jada Pinkett Smith’s physique. The 2022 Oscars ceremony will obviously have been the last straw.
The slap given by Will Smith to Chris Rock caused amazement at the Oscars 2022. For a time, the question of a happening being part of the sketch arose. Quickly, when Will Smith shouted at Chris Rock using a language more than unusual in this kind of place, observers understood that it was not a scene, but a blow. actor’s blood. The reaction of Chris Rock, visibly shocked and struggling to regain his composure, has also been widely commented on since the incident, as proof that something went wrong during the ceremony. Before its press release announcing an investigation on Monday, the Academy reacted on its Twitter account to remind us that it was not “closing its eyes” to the acts of violence, however calling to celebrate the winners of the evening.
In the United States, the channel that broadcast the Oscars cut the sound at the time of the incident and commercial cuts quickly came to interrupt the evening.