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In an episode of “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday, Jada Pinkett Smith discussed the Oscars slap incident. She said she hopes that Will and Chris will one day resolve their differences after what happened at the recent Academy Awards ceremony.
Will went to the stage during March’s Academy Awards and slapped Chris after his remarks about Jada’s close-cropped haircut.
Jada suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes her to lose hair. It was not taken lightly by Will, considering how hard it was on both of them.
On the show, Jada was with a guest who had lost a child due to the illness. The guest said that her child was bullied because of the impairment.
“This is a really important ‘Red Table Talk’ on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Jada said during the show. “I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”
Jada then opened the issue about the Oscars, “Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need ’em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever.”
“Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that keeps figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”
The incident prompted the Smith couple to take some breather, with only a statement that said, “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls. Until then, the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.”
Will has already apologized to host Chris for the unfortunate incident.
However, as punishment, the Academy decided to ban Will from attending the Awards Show for a decade.