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How Jada Pinkett Smith reacted to Chris Rock’s joke about her at the Oscars

The biggest talking point at the Oscars last night (March 27) is Will Smith slamming Chris Rock over a joke the comic made about Jada Pinkett Smith’s performance – but how did she react herself?

Rock presented the award for Best Documentary when he made the joke.

“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2 can’t wait to see you,” he joked in an apparent reference to the actor’s shaved head.

the Conversation at the Red Table The host, who has been open about her hair loss from alopecia in the past, was seen rolling her eyes at the comment, clasping her hands and giving Rock a disappointed sideways glance.

While Smith initially laughed, he then took to the stage and punched the comedian, yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your friggin’ mouth.”

While many celebrities condemned Will’s actions, his 23-year-old son Jaden wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “And here’s how we do it.”

Smith cried and apologized to the Academy — but not to Rock in particular — during his Best Actor Award winner’s speech King Richard later that night and shared what Denzel Washington had told him after the incident.

In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that it is aware of an incident that occurred at the Academy Awards, but that no one involved has filed a complaint.

“LAPD investigative authorities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program,” the LAPD said in a statement.

“In the incident, one person hit another. The person concerned declined to make a complaint to the police. If the party involved desires a police report at a later date, the LAPD is available to prepare an investigative report.”

After the incident, a joke Rock made about Pinkett Smith at the 2016 Oscars resurfaced online.

The full list of 2022 Oscar winners can be found here. Get the latest updates and reactions from the dramatic ceremony here, and read about the key talking points here.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jada-pinkett-smith-will-chris-rock-oscars-b2045414.html How Jada Pinkett Smith reacted to Chris Rock’s joke about her at the Oscars

JOE HERNANDEZ

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