Although the 94th Academy Awards put films like in the spotlight dune, KODA and The power of the dog, this year’s most talked about Oscar moment remains Will Smith coming on stage to slap Chris Rock in the face. Earlier this week, Smith broke his silence on the Oscars slap incident and apologized to both Rock and the SNL alum’s mom and explained why he didn’t apologize to Rock during his Best Actor acceptance speech. Now Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith, has responded to what happened between her father and Rock.
Will Smith slammed Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke during his presentation for best documentary about Jada Pinkett Smith being bald (due to the actress suffering from alopecia). A little over four months later, and just days after her father’s public apology, Willow Smith informed Billboard that this incident didn’t hamper her creativity or “rock me as much as my own inner demons.” As she explained:
Like her brother Jaden, Willow Smith has been in the public spotlight all her life, initially just because she was the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, but now because of her singing career and a handful of acting roles. Regarding what her father did to Chris Rock, Willow made it clear that she understands Will Smith isn’t perfect, but loves him despite his flaws and, in this case, his less-than-stellar action. She also pointed out that because of the “position” she and the rest of her family are in (which likely refers to their celebrity status), it means they are put on a pedestal and scrutinized more closely be taken so as not to make mistakes or indicate defects that can be harmful in the long run.
Days after Will Smith beat Chris Rock at the Oscars, Willow Smith took to social media to tell her followers that “literally everyone” is “going through a lot right now,” and advised people to “just be kind.” be”. This was believed to be in response to the incident, but now we have the comment above which clearly sets out her thoughts on what happened. Willow’s statement comes two months after Jada Pinkett Smith opened an episode of Conversation at the Red Table with a response to the slap, saying how she hoped her husband and Rock would have the opportunity to “have an opportunity to heal, to talk about it and to reconcile.”
In early April, Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a week later the organization banned Smith from attending the Oscars or any other Academy-related event for the next 10 years. Regarding this week’s public apology, it was reported that Jada Pinkett Smith allegedly urged Will to tell Chris Rock he’s sorry “because it’s become this really dark cloud over her.” Conversation at the Red Table Series” and that it would be “impossible for him to successfully move forward” if he didn’t address what happened. Rock indirectly responded to the apology through his comedy act, and an unnamed source said that Rock was not interested in speaking to Smith as he allegedly sees the apology as a way for the apology men in black Stern, to seek forgiveness from the public rather than from it Everyone hates Chris Creator.
We’ll be sharing any updates on the Will Smith and Chris Rock situation if/when they come in, but until then our 2022 release schedule is available for those who wish to plan their cinematic experiences accordingly for the rest of the year.