The entire episode of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars has left the world in shock. And why not? A violent behavior that too at the Oscars is the last thing you would expect.
While different celebs have reacted in different ways regarding the unfortunate incident, Smith’s mother Carolyn Smith is the latest one to speak up on the same. She is as shocked as anyone else when she saw her son do the unthinkable during the 94th Academy Awards night.
Carolyn Smith’s reaction
Will Smith’s mom, now 85, was watching the Oscars with her family in suburban Philadelphia on Sunday night. It was then when she saw her son react angrily as comedian Chris Rock cracked a joke on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The celebrity mom has now reacted to the entire incident, while speaking to 6abc, by saying that her son is a people person. She has further added by stating that it is the first time she has seen him go off – the first time in his lifetime. In her words, Carolyn has never seen Will Smith do that.
The same night also marked a plethora of emotions for Carolyn and the rest of the family as Will Smith won his first-ever best actor award for his role in the movie King Richard. He was awarded the same in less than an hour after the unfortunate incident with Chris Rock.
Talking about her son, Carolyn Smith continues that the actor works hard and that she has been waiting and waiting (for the much-awaited award). She also revealed about having jumped with excitement after hearing her son’s name being taken for the best actor award. She concluded by stating that she is proud of her son.
What actually happened?
For the unversed, Will Smith lost his cool when comedian Chris Rock cracked a joke on Jada Pinkett Smith by comparing her to G.I. Jane 2. This did not go well with the Aladdin actor who then went up the stage and slapped Rock hard. The video has now gone viral in which one can see Smith angrily coming back to his seat and asking Rock to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth. The actor later apologized for his behavior to the academy when taking his award. However, he refrained from apologizing to Chris Rock that very day.
Will Smith’s public apology
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Just a day earlier, Will Smith publicly apologized to Chris Rock by sharing a long post on social media. He mentioned in the same that violation of any form is not right. Not only that but the actor also apologized to the Academy, the staff, and his fans for his behavior.
For the unversed, Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith is suffering from alopecia, a condition that is determined by the loss of hair. She was bold enough to talk about the same in public and continues to do so even now. She had also shaved her head last year owing to the condition. As for Chris Rock, the comedian had earlier declined to file a complaint against Will Smith for the Oscars incident.