Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Oscar Night Slap

Four months ago Will Smith famously slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith's bald head [click here if you missed that]. 

Jada addresses the Oscar night slap for the first time...

In the intro for a Red Table Talk episode about alopecia Jada explains,
"This is a really important 'Red Table Talk' on alopecia. Considering what I've been through and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I'm using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it's like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is."
"Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need 'em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that's keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening."