Chris Rock’s mother has said it feels like Will Smith hurt her when the actor slapped the comedian at the Oscars.

During last month’s Oscars, Smith jumped on stage to slap Chris after the comedian joked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved haircut.

Talking toWIS TVRose Rock said that, like many, she initially believed the change was staged, but realized it wasn’t when Smith yelled at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your mouth”.

“When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us,” Rose said. “He actually slapped me, because when you hurt my baby, you hurt me.”

She continued: “You reacted to your wife giving you one eye, and you screwed her up today because she was funny when it happened.”

Pinkett Smith shaved her hair because she suffers from alopecia areata, and the actor rolled his eyes at Chris’ joke.

However, Rose said that Smith’s behavior completely overshadowed his subsequent win for Best Actor for King Richard.

Smith slaps Rock at the Oscars 2022

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“No one heard his speech,” she said. “No one can be present at the moment because everyone is sitting there like, ‘What just happened?'”

Following the conflict, Smith apologized and resigned from the Academy on April 1.

On April 8, the Academy banned Smith from attending Oscar ceremonies for the next 10 years.

Pinkett Smith addresses an issue in the trailer for her new series on Facebook Watch Red table talking“Considering all that has happened over the past few weeks, the Smith family has been deeply focused on healing,” said.


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