The 94th Academy Awards will go down in history as one of the most controversial ceremonies after Will Smith hit Chris Rock for a joke he made about his wife’s physical appearance. Two days before the ceremony, Jada Pinkett Smith He reappeared on his social media to share a post that was interpreted as his response to the act of aggression the actor committed in his defense.
The 50-year-old performer came out of her silence after the wave of criticism that her husband has received in recent hours and through an image that she posted on her Instagram account, she expressed her position on the matter: “It’s a healing season and I’m here for it“, we read in the publication.
In this way, Jada Pinkett Smith She hinted that she would unconditionally support her husband in this difficult situation she is going through. So far, the producer has also made no other statement in this regard and has taken the precaution of limiting comments on her post to instagram with the intention of avoiding negative opinions about everything that happened.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for 25 years. (Image: Reuters/Infobae)
Jada’s reaction came after Will Smith expressed his feelings after receiving the golden ‘Best Actor’ statuette for his starring role in king richard and the press release he issued the next day apologizing for the physical assault he committed on his colleague. In his message, he condemned the acts of violence committed and tried to explain how he felt when he heard the joke about his wife.
“Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive. My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but one joke about Jada’s condition was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.”
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong. I’m ashamed and my actions weren’t indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he continued.
At first, we thought it was all part of a show, but the tension grew when Will Smith continued to shout from his seat. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File photo)
“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, everyone who attended and everyone who watched it around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior has tarnished what has been a wonderful journey for all of us.”he concluded.
Why did Will Smith hit Chris Rock?
It all happened during the last minutes of the awards ceremony which took place at Dolby Theater from Los Angeles, California. By this time, unforgettable moments had already been experienced on stage, such as the long-awaited charming musicals and special appearances by actors such as John Travolta and Uma Thurman, stars of pulp Fictionto share the winners in different categories.
So it was Chris Rock’s turn, who had the job of announcing the winner for “Best Documentary,” but before revealing the name of the project, he cracked a few jokes. To start, he joked with Javier Barden and Penélope Cruz, after launched his harsh comment on the appearance of Jada Pinkett Smithwho has a shaved head because he suffers from alopecia.
FILE PHOTO: Chris Rock backstage at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 27, 2022. Al Seib/AMPAS/Handout via REUTERS
“Jada, I love you. GI Jeanne 2. Can’t wait to see it.” he said in reference to the film starring Demi More, where he appeared with a shaved head. After hearing laughter, Will Smith stood up, took the stage and unexpectedly punched the comedian.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”, the actor spoke after returning to his seat.