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Jada Pinkett Smith breaks silence after Will Smith and Chris Rock's ‘slapgate’

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Jada Smith has opened up for the first time after becoming the centre of the biggest controversy at the Oscars. Earlier, Will Smith had issued a public apology to Chris Rock for punching him. And now, Jada Pinkett Smith has also broken her silence over the whole controversy in a cryptic Instagram post.

"This is a season for healing and I'm here for it (sic)," read Jada's post. She also added heart and folded hands emojis in the caption. She did not refer to her husband, Will Smith's altercation with Chris Rock - but she didn't have to.

It all started when Chris Rock made a joke about Jada’s shaved head. "Jada, can't wait for GI Jane 2," the comedian had said, referring to Demi Moore’s 1997 movie GI Jane in which Demi’s character Jordan O’Neil shaved her head after joining Navy Seal and hides away her femininity, transforming into GI Jane. Jada, meanwhile, had revealed on her talk show a few years ago that she took the decision to shave her head after she was diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder.

Though Will was initially seen laughing, soon he stood up, walked toward the stage and punched Chris. It later emerged that there was more to the story, as Chris had previously also cracked a joke about Jada at the Oscars. The comedian, who was hosting the Oscars in 2016, had roasted Jada's efforts to boycott the award ceremony. She had made a video announcing she was boycotting the 2016 Oscars as 'no persons of colour were nominated in any of the major acting categories, which included her husband Will.

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