It’s an image that will go down in Oscar history. This Sunday, March 27, many personalities were gathered on the occasion of a ceremony intended to reward most of them. While the evening was going very well, Chris Rick came on stage, spoke and tried a little joke which was in very bad taste. He referred to the film Equal Arms by Ridley Scott, released in 1997 and in which Demi Moore has her head completely shaved. A reference that he immediately compared to Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Will Smith. Indeed, the actress suffers from alopecia, a disease that causes hair loss. It was in 2018 that the wife of Will Smith had mentioned this disease for the first time, in an episode of his show Red Table Talk. “It was terrifying when it started. I was in the shower one day and had a big handful of my hair in my hand,” she recalled before adding, “I wondered if I was going to go bald.” Very transparent on this subject, she explained that she had “found a treatment to slow down hair loss, but I am open to other ideas”. So, this Chris Rock joke was very unwelcome and it quickly made Will Smith react.

Jada Pinkett Smith does not hesitate to use her notoriety and her various platforms to tell her story. On that show, she mentioned “steroid injections which seem to be helping me. They don’t cure me but they do help a little.” Subsequently, she sent a message to the scientists: “I would like to thank all those who work for research, whether doctors or practitioners for sending me messages. I really appreciate it”. In July 2021, Jada Pinkett Smith shared a photo in which we could see her with her daughter WIllow. In legend, she indicated that she had shaved her head. “It was Willow who told me to do it because it was time to let my hair go,” it read. A very complicated moment for her but she was able to count on the support of her family. “At this point I can only laugh about it. I battled alopecia, you know, but overnight look at this area right here. Look at this,” she wrote in an Instagram post. few weeks later. Determined not to be discouraged, she then clarified: “Mom will have to cut them short so that no one will think that she has had brain surgery. Me and my alopecia are going to be friends … period! “. Shocking words.

Bad joke from Chris Rock: how did Will Smith react?

While the evening was going well, Chris Rock tried a joke in bad taste and it did not go unnoticed. Will Smith, present in the room, quickly lost his calm and he rushed on the stage to… slap Chris Rock. A reaction that greatly shocked those present in the room. “Don’t ever talk about my wife again!” he said. For his part, the principal concerned continued the show, as if nothing had happened. “It was the greatest night in television history,” he said simply. It was only a few minutes later that the husband of Jada Pinkett Smithh apologized: “I want to apologize to the Academy”, he first launched before adding: ” Love makes you do crazy things,” he concluded.

Jada Pinkett Smith © Zuma Press

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