Jaden Smith is giving their thoughts on their father’s outburst during the 94th Academy Awards.
After Will Smith’s intense exchange with Chris Rock, where he smacked the comedian onstage before winning Best Actor for his performance in King Richard, Jaden seemingly showed support for his dad on Twitter.
“And That’s How We Do It,” he wrote late Sunday night, just after the broadcast ended. In another tweet, Jaden shared a photo of himself wearing sunglasses in the backseat of a car, writing: “My Dads Speech Made Me Cry.”
It all started when Rock poked fun at Jada Pinkett Smith‘s hair loss, which she has been open about after her years-long struggle with alopecia. “Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya,” he joked.
Will, 53, then sauntered onto the stage and smacked Rock in the face, leaving the audience and viewers around the world aghast. “Oh wow,” said a seemingly taken-aback Rock as Will made his way back to his seat. “Will Smith just smacked the s— out of me.”
Will Smith just punched Chris Rock and told him "keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth" pic.twitter.com/1f1ytdbMRv— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) March 28, 2022
“Keep my wife’s name out your f—ing mouth!” Will yelled up to the stage at Rock after taking his seat again.
“Wow, dude, it was a G.I. Jane joke,” said Rock — to which Will replied once again, “Keep my wife’s name out your f—ing mouth!”
“I’m going to, okay?” Rock replied, before going on to say, “That was the … greatest night in the history of television” and presenting the award.
Will only acknowledged the moment in his acceptance speech after winning Best Actor for his performance as Venus and Serena Williams‘ father Richard Williams in King Richard, but did not include Rock in his apology.
Will Smith’s Oscar acceptance speech about protecting people and loving people is worth the listen. pic.twitter.com/V9JAGknctQ— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 28, 2022
“I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees,” he said.
The actor went on to joke how, “Art imitates life: I look like the crazy father. Just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”
He later added, “Being able to love and care for my mother and my family, my wife … Thank you for this honor. Thank you for this moment. … I hope the Academy invites me back.”
Smith has reportedly since apologized to Chris.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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