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Article: Jada Smith Addresses Oscar Slap: I Hope Will And Chris Rock Will Reconcile

Jada Smith Addresses Oscar Slap: I Hope Will And Chris Rock Will Reconcile
Jada Smith

Jada Smith Addresses Oscar Slap: I Hope Will And Chris Rock Will Reconcile

Jada Pinkett Smith hopes Will Smith and Chris Rock will "reconcile" after the outrageous incident at the Oscar Gala when her husband slapped the comedian.

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Wednesday that she hopes her husband, Will Smith, and Chris Rock will make peace.

"Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile," Pinkett Smith said.

"The state of the world today, we need them both, and we all actually need one another more than ever,"  said Pinkett Smith in the latest episode of Red Table Talk.

"Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that keeps figuring out this thing called life together," she added.

The Slap Raised Awareness About Alopecia

The comment was made during a discussion on the Red Table Talk show about alopecia, a condition that Pinkett Smith suffers from and because of which the actress has her head shaved. Her shaved head caused the joke that Chris Rock made before being hit by Will Smith.

"Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories," Jada Pinkett Smith said on the edition of the show dedicated to alopecia.

Her guests on the show included the mother of a 12-year-old girl, Rio Allred, who was bullied over her hair loss and died by suicide, as well as a physician who explained the different types of the disorder.

Pinkett Smith had only briefly addressed the Oscar incident, writing on Instagram the day after, "This is a season for healing and I’m here for it".

But now, before the start of the new season of her show, it seems she had anticipated that at some point she would address the controversial issue because her family had focused on a process of "deep healing."

Rio’s mother recalled the impact of the Oscar incident, which took place less than two weeks after her daughter’s death.

"What is the universe doing right now? This is crazy," Ball recalled thinking. "People are going to be Googling, ‘what is alopecia … what is this that we’ve never heard of?’ It’s not a joke."

Will Chris Rock And Will Smith Reconcile?
We do not know what is going to happen but, so far, Chris Rock has not publicly commented on the unfortunate incident, not even after Smith's public apology.

Will Smith, who was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award at the current Oscars, has been suspended from the Film Academy for 10 years.
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