Jada Pinkett Smith responds to the “ridiculous” Oscars rumor after the Will Smith and Chris Rock incident

Jada Pinkett Smith responds to the “ridiculous” Oscars rumor after the Will Smith and Chris Rock incident

Jada Pinkett Smith has reflected on the “ridiculous” rumors that spread after the infamous 2022 Oscars slap.

Last year, the 94th Academy Awards ceremony witnessed turmoil after Will Smith came on stage and punched announcer Chris Rock in the face in response to a joke he made about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, which was the result of alopecia she suffers from.

After the controversial moment, Pinkett Smith, 52, found herself at the center of the incident, with some believing she “asked Will to do something” in response to Rock’s comment.

“It was ridiculous how far it went.” Professor Josey The actor said about the rumors in a new interview with the people.

“But I also understood at the same time. Given the false narrative that I cheated on Will or that I was like some adulterer, Will never did this before,” Pinkett Smith said.

“And I think when we just look at human nature… when you look at breadcrumbs, people need something to blame.

“So people don’t know what was going on behind the scenes, so I certainly wasn’t surprised that I was being blamed,” she added. “But I realized that’s the human nature of it all.”

Will (55 years old) spoke at the time about the rumours, and denied that Pinkett Smith had any influence on his behavior that night.

“It’s as if… I made a decision on my own based on my own experience, and my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it.” Men in black This was stated in a video clip posted on social media. “I’m sorry babe. I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the heat she caused us all.”

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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock

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Elsewhere in the wide-ranging interview promoting her upcoming memoir, valuablePinkett Smith said she remembers initially thinking the whole thing was a skit.

“I was like, ‘There’s no way he’s going to hit him.'” “It wasn’t until Will started moving back into his chair that I realized it wasn’t a skit,” she said, revealing that the first words she said to her husband when they were alone were: “Will… You are fine?”

Will said in his first late-night talk show appearance after the fiasco The Daily Show with Trevor Noah That he was “going through something that night,” and attributed his actions to “bottled anger.”

Shortly thereafter, Release The actor apologized to the Academy and Rock Band for his “unacceptable behavior.”

While Will won the Best Actor award for his starring role in it King Richard Minutes after the on-air altercation, he was banned from attending academy events for 10 years.

Pinkett Smith also revealed to the magazine that she and Will have been separated for seven years.

“We’ve done some hard work together. We’ve just got a deep love for each other and we’re going to figure out what that looks like for us.” Girls trip The actor said. “I’ll be there for him, but I’ll also let him figure it out for himself.”

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