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In a brief address to the public in an episode of “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday, actress Jada Pinkett Smith talks about the Oscars slap incident. Jada said she hopes that Will Smith and Chris Rock will reconcile after the incident.
It can be recalled that Will went to the stage during the Academy Awards last March and slapped Chris after his remarks about Jada’s close-cropped haircut.
It was not taken lightly by Will, considering that his wife suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
During the Wednesday show, Jada was with a guest, the mother of a 12-year-old Alopecia patient who committed suicide after being bullied because of the impairment.
“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,” Jada said. “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.”
She went on to say, “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 keeps figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”
After what happened at the Oscars, the Smiths have been silent on the matter, with only a statement in a title card from her show in April saying, “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused 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.”
Will has long apologized to Chris after the incident.
The Academy decided to ban Will from the event for a decade to punish him for his actions.
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