Jada Pinkett Smith acknowledged the controversy surrounding the Oscars on Red Table Talk’s first episode since her husband Will Smith shocked Hollywood by slapping Chris Rock, however stated the incident will likely be mentioned at a later date.
“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing. Some of those discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls,” she stated in a press release in the beginning of Wednesday’s Facebook Watch present.
“Until then … the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guests.”
The present returned Wednesday for its fifth season premiere with Pinkett Smith joined across the iconic pink desk by daughter Willow Smith, mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris and their first visitor, actress and singer Janelle Monáe.
The teaser for the brand new season didn’t embrace any foreshadowing of touch upon the Oscars scandal.
The beautiful on-stage assault on the Dolby Theater throughout the March 27 awards unfolded after Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith, saying he was wanting ahead to seeing her in “G. I. Jane 2.”
In 2018, Pinkett Smith revealed that she had been recognized with alopecia, a situation that causes hair loss. The movie “G.I. Jane” stars Demi Moore as a girl who shaves her head throughout army service.
Rock declined to press expenses after the incident, the Los Angeles Police Department has stated.
A tumultuous few weeks adopted after the ceremony, the place Smith gained one of the best actor award for his function in “King Richard.”
Smith apologized to Rock in a press release the subsequent day, saying he was “out of line” and “embarrassed.”
“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 added.
Smith, on the time, stated: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”
Pinkett Smith appeared to break her silence two days after the slap on Instagram writing: “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”
Minyvonne Burke contributed.