See what Jada Pinkett Smith had to say about Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscars altercation in a new episode of Red Table Talk.
For the first time, Jada Pinkett Smith is speaking out about the Oscars incident.
Will Smith, 50, revealed two months after his altercation with Chris Rock that she wishes for “healing”, as per Justjared.
“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 at the beginning of Wednesday’s episode of Red Table Talk titled Alopecia: The Devastating Impact.
She continued: “Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years — and that’s [to] keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”
“This is a really important ‘Red Table Talk’ about alopecia,” Pinkett Smith said during the episode, adding, “Considering what I’ve been through with my health and what happened to me at the Oscars thousands of people have reached out to me about their stories.”
Her remarks sparked an episode that looked into the personal stories of people living with or affected by alopecia. Pinkett Smith, who has been open about her alopecia, confirmed the diagnosis in a 2018 episode of the talk show.
Top hair surgeon Dr. Meena Singh discussed types of alopecia as well as treatments, the mother of 12-year-old Rio Allred, who suffered from alopecia and committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied, and former NBC player Charlie Villanueva discussed his hidden pain.
At the 2022 Academy Awards, Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, comparing it to Demi Moore’s in G.I. Jane, urging the slap heard around the world.
Smith, who went on to win Best Actor for his role in “King Richard” later that evening, was eventually barred from future Academy Awards for 10 years.
Before announcing his resignation from the Academy, he issued an apology to Rock.
Following the incident, Pinkett Smith refused to comment, stating that she would handle the issue later.
In a statement released during the Red Table Talk season 5 premiere episode last month, Pinkett Smith wrote: “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls.”
“Until then … the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring, and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest (Janelle Monáe). Thanks for joining us, Jada,” the statement concluded.