Jada Pinkett Smith Posts Inspirational Quote About 'Healing' After Will Smith Gets Into Heated Altercation At 2022 Oscars
After Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars — the latter made fun of Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith — Pinkett Smith posted an inspirational quote about the incident via Instagram on Tuesday, March 29.
"This is a season for healing and I'm here for it," the post read.
The actress turned off her comments on the post, with just one person leaving four heart emojis.
During the live telecast, which aired on Sunday, March 27, Rock said he was looking forward to seeing Pinkett Smith star in G.I. Jane 2, poking fun at her bald head. However, he didn't know that she suffers from alopecia, a medical condition in which you lose your hair, and as a result, Smith took matters into his own hands and lashed out at the comedian.
Moments later, Smith took the stage when he accepted the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard, apologizing to the Academy and others for his violent act — but he failed to mention Rock by name. One day later, he took to Instagram to issue an apology and explanation for his behavior.
"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally," Smith began.
"I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line I was wrong," The Pursuit of Happyness star continued. "I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness."
"I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world," the father-of-three noted. "I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress."