Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscar event. It wasn’t his first joke, but it could have been his last one.
Will Smith strode onto the stage at the 94th Academy Awards after Jada Pinkett Smith joked, saying “Jada, I love you, ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to watch that,” and slapped Chris Rock in the face.
Pinkett Smith has a tight haircut since she suffers from autoimmune hair loss disease, alopecia and actress Demi Moore famously shaved her head for her role in the film “G.I. Jane.”
In 2016, Rock expected the Oscars and made a joke about Pinkett Smith and her husband, and rose to prominence over #OscarsSoWhite, an online movement that began to protest the display of the Academy Awards’ diversity.
The Smiths, as well as black director Spike Lee, “went crazy” over the issue, according to Rock, because there were no Black candidates for acting that year.
He made an opening monologue where Rock said, “Boycotting the Oscars from Jada is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties.” “I have not received an invitation.”
Then, Rock joked because he might have understood Pinkett Smith’s annoyance at that moment.
“Jada is furious that her boyfriend Will wasn’t nominated for ‘Concussion.’” Referring to the role of Will Smith in the 2015 football film, Rock stated. “I understand. It’s not fair that Will was so brilliant but didn’t receive an award nomination. Will be paid $20 million for [the 1999 picture] ‘Wild Wild West’ is likewise unjust.”
A few days later Pinkett Smith was asked about jokes by photographers responding :
“Look, it’s part of the deal; we have to keep moving, “she responded.” We have a lot of things to deal with and there are a lot of things happening around our globe right now. It’s critical that we continue to move forward. “
During the interview, Smith just smiled and lit a peace sign, according to E! Smith was shooting “The Beauty of Collateral” in New York City at the time.
Smith and Rock have still been close friends since the 1990s. Rock was invited to play a lead role in Smith’s famous show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” starring Maurice and Maurice Jasmine’s sister.
Smith gave as a gift to his ex-wife Sheree Zampino, the mother of his adult son Trey, by paying a birthday tribute to his verified Instagram account in 2018.
“#BestBabyMamaEver, @shereezampino, happy birthday! Ree-Ree, I adore you “According to the title,
Rock said in a statement, “Wow, that was incredible. You have a wonderful wife, right? As stated by E! “Do not hate,” said Zampino
As he won his Best Actor award for “King Richard” on Sunday night, Smith apologized to his nominated colleagues and the Academy.
“We do not forgive violence in any way,” the Academy wrote on Twitter.