Jada Pinkett Smith reveals her family’s focus on ‘deep healing’ nearly a month after Will Smith’s Oscars hit

Jada Pinkett Smith has broken her silence following the world-famous blow delivered by Will Smith on her behalf. According to her statement, the Smith family is still healing and will not share their “discoveries” for a while.

“Considering everything that has happened in the past few weeks, the Smith family has focused on deep healing. Some of the discoveries surrounding our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls,” Jada said.

Jada’s first official word about the incident came during the season five premiere of her Emmy-winning show Red Table Talk. During the first 23 seconds of Wednesday’s episode, the on-screen text presented the full statement. It ended with the introduction of Janelle Monáe, the first guest of the season.

Until then, Table will continue to offer powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest. Thank you for joining us,” Jada said.

In recent weeks, people online have been questioning the show’s guest list and whether Will, Jada or even Chris will sit down to discuss the joke, smack and career implications that followed. Now Jada has set the record straight: The discussion will come about the timing of the Smith.

Will Smith punches Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars

Less than a month ago, veteran actor Will shocked the world when he walked onto the 94th Academy Awards podium and punched comedian Chris Rock in the face with an open hand. The physical attack came after Chris had a… GI Joe prank focused on Jada’s bald haircut – which the actress previously revealed she had shaved due to alopecia.

Footage from the moment shows Chris Rock making the joke, an apparently irritated look followed by an eye roll from Jada and a switch flip from Will laughing one minute and releasing the slap the next. After returning to his seat, Will yelled a warning at Chris, saying, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth.”

The next day, Will apologized to Chris and the Academy, acknowledging his wrongdoing and shame.

“Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear, and I reacted emotionally,” Will wrote. “I want to apologize to you publicly, Chris. I was out of line, and I was wrong.” Will continued: “I am ashamed 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.”

Will faces career ramifications for Oscars hit

In the days following the blow, invested internet users shared videos of additional moments when Jada was the butt of Chris’s jokes. One notable clip was Chris Rock’s monologue at the 2016 Oscars, where he joked about her decision to boycott the awards for lack of diversity — a huge debate at the time.

“Jada said she’s not coming, protest. I was like, ‘Isn’t she on a TV show?’ Is Jada going to boycott the Oscars? Boycotting Jada the Oscars is like boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,’ Chris said.’

But despite what some people believe is a pattern of bullying Jada, Will faced repercussions for his response. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has suspended Will for 10 years after his resignation. This ban means he “cannot attend any Academy event or programs in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.” However, he may still be a nominee and winner for future awards.

Chris has remained fairly quiet about the incident. Days after the blow, he told a sold-out, stand-up show audience that he was still processing what had happened. Then, in April, he confirmed that he is “OK” and will not talk about the incident “until” [he gets] Paid.” Meanwhile, his brothers Tony and Kenny Rock are ready to go toe to toe with Will, and Kenny even challenges the… I am a legend star to a Famous person boxing contest.

After accepting the Academy’s ban, Will has remained silent about the situation.

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