Jada Pinkett Smith breaks silence over Will Smith’s Oscars controversy days after the star apologized to Chris Rock

Jada Pinkett Smith has shared an intriguing new post in the aftermath of her husband's shocking Oscar's 2022 actions

Jada Pinkett Smith breaks silence days after attending the 94th Annual Academy Awards
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Jada Pinkett Smith has broken her silence following Will Smith’s Oscar’s controversy as her husband issued a longer apology to Chris Rock days after his initial ceremony apology. 

The Academy Awards have always had some of the most controversial moments, but the Oscars 2022 saw perhaps one of the most shocking of all in recent years. Though many viewers at home were likely hoping to be bowled over by the Oscars 2022 best dressed and the emotional speeches, what happened at the Oscars ceremony this year between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock was completely unexpected. 

Taking to the stage, Will smacked host Chris after he compared Jada’s alopecia-related hair loss to that of Demi Moore’s character in the 1997 action film, GI Jane, in a joke perceived by some, including Will, to be deeply insensitive and offensive towards Jada.

Will Smith and Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards

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Will Smith’s attack on Chris Rock reportedly hasn’t led to any official charges and Will Smith apologized afterwards, however it has sparked a huge discussion about toxic masculinity and misogyny.

Now Jada Pinkett Smith has broken her silence following the shocking events surrounding her husband and the joke that was made about her. Taking to Instagram, The Matrix series star didn’t directly address Will’s actions at the prestigious ceremony and the controversy surrounding them. 

However, she did appear to suggest that the time had come for “healing”. Posting a simple quote on a spring-like peach background, Jada wrote simply, “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”

Whilst the specific meaning for Jada hasn’t been confirmed, it appears to suggest that the star is looking to move on from Will’s Oscars 2022 moment and perhaps also the joke about her hair loss that motivated her husband. 

Just last year Jada debuted her shaved head and she has been open in the past about her struggle with alopecia over the years.

Opening up to her mother Adrienne and daughter Willow on an episode of her chat show, Red Table Talk, Jada explained, “And I’ll tell you it was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and then just handfuls of hair, just in my hands, and I was like ‘oh my God am I going bald?’ It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear.”

Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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She later went on to proudly show her new shaved head and revealed her and Will’s daughter Willow inspired her to take the plunge as she declared, “my 50’s are bout to be Divinely lit with this shed”.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent post certainly seems to speak of forgiveness following recent events and Will Smith has now taken to social media to share a longer apology. In it, the Best Actor winner described violence as “poisonous and destructive” and his own actions as “unacceptable and inexcusable”. 

“There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he added. 

Emma Shacklock

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