- Will Smith hits out at Chris Rock after Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith on the Oscars.
- Pinkett Smith beforehand talked about coping with alopecia, which causes hair loss.
- In a deleted tweet, Rep Ayanna Pressley, who additionally has alopecia, thanked Smith.
Consultant Ayanna Presleyby which he thanks Will Smith for “rescuing” his spouse In the course of the Academy Awards.
—Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta)
“Shoutout to all the lads who defend their wives who’re dwelling with alopecia as a result of each day ignorance and humiliation,” the Massachusetts Congresswoman wrote within the tweet.
Whereas presenting the award for Finest Documentary Characteristic, The Rock took a jibe at Pinkett Smith when he stated “Cannot look forward to GI Gen 2.”
Smith walked onto the stage and appeared to shout, “Hold my spouse’s identify out of your fucking mouth!” earlier than going again to his chair to slap Rock.
Pinkett Smith has talked about settling previouslya Which causes hair fall.
Consultant Jamal Bowman additionally deleted a tweet concerning the dialog.
“Teachable Second: Do not Joke A couple of Black Lady’s Hair,” Bowman Mentioned
—Ben Jacobs (@Benchjacobs)
Different politicians, comparable to Rep. Richie Torres, additionally spoke out concerning the chaotic scene. Whereas he disagreed with Rock’s joke, he stated that Smith’s habits was unacceptable.
“I discovered Chris Rock’s joke distasteful and disgusting. However there isn’t a justification for a violent assault on reside TV. None,” Torres stated in a press release.,
The places of work of Pressley and Bowman didn’t instantly reply to an insider’s request for remark.