Jada Pinkett Smith seen laughing at Oscars after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock
Jada Pinkett Smith seemed to enjoy her husband’s Oscars outburst, at least briefly.
A TikTok video shot inside the Dolby Theatre Sunday night from just a few rows in front of the stage shows Pinkett Smith, filmed from behind, laughing as Will Smith walks back to his seat after slapping Chris Rock over his “G.I. Jane” joke.
Along with others in the audience, the “Red Table Talk” host chuckled as Rock proclaimed that “Will Smith just slapped the s–t out of me,” but her shoulders stopped shaking when the “King Richard” star shouted for the comedian to “keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth.”
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Pinkett Smith has not directly addressed either the slap or Rock’s joke, which made fun of her shaved head due to her alopecia, but shared a telling Instagram message Tuesday morning.
“This is a season for healing and I’m for it,” reads the pale pink graphic she posted.
Smith, meanwhile, offered a full-throated public apology Monday.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. 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.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors met Wednesday night to initiate “disciplinary proceedings” against Smith for violating its code of conduct.
In the Academy’s telling, Smith refused to leave when asked, and instead the Oscars continued as planned, including his acceptance speech for winning best actor. But sources told Variety Thursday that the actor was never formally asked to leave.
Smith faces “suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions,” the Academy said Wednesday while also apologizing to Rock.