Jada Smith breaks her silence for the first time since the Oscar slap

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Jayda Pinkett Smith, on Tuesday, broke her silence for the first time since her husband, actor Will Smith,… Slapped comedian Chris Rock On the stage of the Oscars ceremony, she posted a comment on her Instagram account that was highly ambiguous.

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock during the Oscars (Associated Press)

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock during the Oscars (Associated Press)

“It’s healing season and I’m here for it,” Jaida wrote in her social network post. This phrase was not accompanied by any additional words, and the ability to comment on the post was disabled.

Will Smith cries on the Oscars stage

Will Smith cries on the Oscars stage

Jayda posted the comment after her husband publicly apologized to The Rock and the Oscar party crowd for his resort to violence.

The problem arose when Rock teased the shaved head of Jedda Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, who suffers from alopecia areata, which causes hair loss, and who has publicly revealed years ago that she suffers from it.

Smith suddenly rose to the stage and slapped Rock hard in the face, to the astonishment of the audience in the hall and the spectators who watched the evening from their homes.

“Let my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” Smith, 53, shouted to the host, after returning to sit next to Jada.

“Chris, I would like to publicly apologize to you,” Smith wrote on Instagram. “What you did was not appropriate and I was wrong.”

“My behavior at the Oscars is unacceptable and unforgivable. Jokes about me are part of my job, but a joke about Jedas health problem was something that went too far for me and I reacted emotionally to it,” Smith added, explicitly rejecting “any violence.”

Smith’s apology came shortly after the Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced that it had opened a formal investigation into the incident. In a statement received by AFP, the academy condemned “Smith’s actions during last night’s party.”



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