Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed that she did not wish for her husband Will Smith to slap Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars ceremony after Rock had made a tactless joke about Pinkett Smith’s medical condition. The incident went viral ever since it took place with many people and both artists and fans sharing mixed feelings over it.
Jada Pinkett Smith is not in favor of Will Smith’s actions
A source told US Weekly that Pinkett Smith “wishes he [Will Smith] didn’t” get physically violent with the comedian. “It was in the heat of the moment and it was him overreacting. He knows that, she knows that. They’re in agreement that he overreacted,” said the source.
The insider also added that Jada Pinkett Smith didn’t want Will Smith to defend her as she is a strong woman who doesn’t need protection. “She’s not one of these women that needs protecting. He didn’t need to do what he did, she didn’t need protecting. She’s not a wallflower,” said the source.
“She’s a strong woman, an opinionated woman and she can fight her own battles. But she will stand by him,” they added. The couple have received support from loved ones and acquaintances amidst the scandal.
“They protect their family. They’re all about their family and their kids. They’ve done everything to build this life for themselves,” continued the source talking about the couple’s children, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith. “They are very much protected in their own lives and do the absolute best they can to protect their loved ones,” they added.
Will Smith’s apology and Pinket Smith’s Reaction
Will Smith has since apologized for his actions towards Chris Rock. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” wrote Smith on his Instagram on March 28.
“I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us,” he added.
Jada Pinkett Smith later took to her Instagram to share her thoughts on the incident, albeit indirectly. She shared a quote on her Instagram on March 29 which read, “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”