WILL Smith and his wife Jada will “break silence & tell all about actor slapping Chris Rock at Oscars on Red Table Talk show,” according to Radar Online.
The incident occurred during last night’s awards ceremony after the comedian made a wise-crack about Jada’s hair.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars after the comic made a joke about his wife Jada’s hairCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Will and Jada plans to discuss the incident on Jada’s Facebook Watch show, Red Table TalkCredit: Refer to Caption
After declining numerous offers from outlets to speak on his actions, Will promises to address the matter on his wife’s Facebook Watch show.
Sources told Radar that the couple had a conversation and decided to discuss what happened around the red table.
They also claimed that Will, who won the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard, refused to talk to reporters by dodging the press line and declining questions at the afterparties.
The pair will reportedly tape the episode as early as this week.
Fans called for the sit-down on Jada’s highly successful platform on social media following the altercation.
Pop culture fan page, So Bad It’s Good, shared a meme in favor of the interview showing a photo of Jada sitting at her infamous red table while Will and Chris’ heads were photoshopped sitting beside her.
The bodies presumably belonged to Jada’s co-hosts; her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
The image was captioned: “A very special Red Table Talk”
A slew of users agreed in the comments with one writing: “We know it’s coming 👏”
While another wrote: “Can’t wait for this episode!”
Other social media users also had the same idea as Twitter exploded with similar comments.
One tweet read: “Chris Rock, Will Smith, and Jada gonna be on a Red Table Talk in two weeks to ‘heal’ this out. #Oscars“
Another echoed the statement, tweeting: “Everyone make sure you have enough PTO saved to take the day off for the Chris Rock/Will Smith Red Table Talk.”
Will’s reaction was in response to Chris’ joke about Jada’s shaved head while the comic was setting up to announce the Best Documentary Feature Film award.
He said: “Jada, I love you, G. I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it.”
Demi Moore famously shaved her head for her role in the 1997 movie.
Jada, on the other hand, has been struggling with hair loss for years due to alopecia and decided to shave it all off last year.
Will then stormed the stage and hit the presenter in what at first seemed like a prank.
He walked back to his seat as a stunned Chris said: “Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.”
Will yelled at the comedian from the audience: “Leave my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth.”
Chris looked visibly shaken and said: “Wow, dude, it was a G.I. Jane joke,” to which Will repeated, “Keep my wife’s name out your f**king mouth!”
Chris said, “I’m going to, okay?” before adding, “That was the… greatest night in the history of television.”
He then went on to present the award.
THE ACADEMY SPEAKS OUT
The Academy later took to Twitter with a statement, tweeting: “The Academy does not condone violence of any form.”
“Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.”
Although the LAPD confirmed that Chris, 57, will not be pressing any charges against Will, 53, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air star could still suffer consequences due to his violence at the show.
The publication’s Academy source claimed: “It’s basically assault. Everyone was just so shocked in the room, it was so uncomfortable.”
“I think Will would not want to give his Oscar back, but who knows what will happen now.”
Neither the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nor Will Smith released an official statement to the press regarding the matter of the Best Actor award’s potential revocation.
However, another Academy source exclusively disclosed to The Sun: “The Academy publicly condemned Will slapping Chris and behind the scenes, they went into full crisis mode.
“Once the ceremony was over, they called in key members to hold an emergency meeting about what action they should take.”
The Sun’s source added: “There have been calls to have Will stripped of his Best Actor gong.”
“They cannot be seen to be condoning violence in any way and there are some people in the Academy who believe they should remove the award from him to make a point.
“Others however believe he should be allowed to hold onto it.
“Chris was immediately supported backstage and has been offered a package of aftercare where he can talk to professionals provided by the academy if needed.
“The Academy is taking this incredibly seriously,” the source concluded.
Jada suffers from alopecia and decided to shave her hair off last yearCredit: The Mega Agency
Some thought the slap was a prank until Will started yelling at the comedian from his seatCredit: AMPAS 2022
Although LAPD said Chris is not pressing charges on the matter, Will could get his award revoked due to his actionsCredit: Getty
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