It was literally the SLAP heard around the world…..but let’s talk about it:
It was May of 2018 when Jada Pinkett Smith discussed being diagnosed with alopecia on the Red Table Talk which she has been very open about discussing her personal journey with the world. While having been diagnosed myself along with many of you, I am curious to know what your thoughts are on what transpired at the 2022 Oscars!
Jada’s alopecia diagnosis was jokingly brought up at the 2022 Oscars by comedian Chris Rock and…..not everyone found it funny. Chris Rock joked that he was “excited to see her in the next G.I. Jane sequel” seeming referencing her shaved/low cut hairstyle. While Pinkett Smith was seen rolling her eyes, her husband Will Smith was less than amused and casually walked up on stage and SLAPPED Chris Rock in the face. After returning to his seat, he responded to Rock, “Leave my wife’s name out of your f—king mouth.”
Now while it was aired for all to see and many have seen….I am curious to know how you all feel about what happened?
While many of us suffer from hair and scalp issues ultimately deal with them in our own ways, imagine how we would feel if we became the butt of the joke on a condition that we have no control over:/
Let me know your thoughts?
NaimahApril 25, 2022 at 02:56 PM
I thought they were both wrong, Chris for making the joke and Will for the violence. Howvere, I feel like Jada instigated Will’s reaction and then laughed like a school girl!
TanishaApril 25, 2022 at 02:56 PM
My feelings would have been hurt as Jada’s was I probably would have been confused embarrassed sad and the list goes on and on but of course violence is never the answer but in that same sentence I understood the assignment
CharmaineApril 25, 2022 at 02:56 PM
I understand Will stepping up to protect his wife, it was the wrong platform to do it. Having alopecia is devastating and it takes time to accept that you have it. To have someone make fun of your hair loss itself is hurtful and in the presence of millions of people, I can’t begin to imagine how she felt. I don’t care for a lot of comments being made and how the public is trying to demonize Will for doing what a husband is supposed to doing In protecting his wife. There have been other celebrities who have done so much worse. Do I think it could have been handled differently? Yes! Unfortunately for him he used the wrong platform.to step up.
April WilliamsApril 25, 2022 at 02:56 PM
I can sympathize with her embarrassment but I think her husband was out of line.
JazzyJasApril 25, 2022 at 02:56 PM
Although I am not a fan of violence, or what Will did I am glad he stood up for his wife! This may continue to be a on going sensitive subject for her thats why I believe everything happens for a reason! Something good will come out of this for all of us that share this same condition! We all have some of the same feelings when it comes to alopecia, unfortunately a condition like Sydney Nicole said that we have no control over. I am glad it has been once again bought to the forefront to talk about and educate those that are not aware.