Willow Smith Says “It Didn’t Rock Me As Much As My Own Internal Demons” While Discussing Father Will Smith Infamously Slapping Chris Rock At This Year’s Oscars
Rockstar Willow Smith is opening up about her father’s visceral awards show moment.
During a recent promo interview for her forthcoming album Coping Mechanism, the 21-year-old entertainer showed unconditional love and support for her movie star father. Much like the rest of the immediate Smith family, which also includes brothers Jaden and Trey Smith as well as mother Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith has been mostly quiet about the March incident. If you recall, prior to receiving his first Academy award, Will Smith stunned viewers and award show attendees by physically slapping Chris Rock on stage.
Will Smith just punched Chris Rock and told him "keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth" pic.twitter.com/YK5aQqv89t
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Speaking on the incident, the “Meet Me At Our Spot” singer reportedly stated the moment “didn’t rock me as much as my own internal demons”, adding:
“I see my whole family as being human and I love and accept them for all their humanness….Because of the position that we’re in, our humanness sometimes isn’t accepted, and we’re expected to act in a way that isn’t conducive to a healthy human life and isn’t conducive to being honest.”
As you may already know, Will Smith stormed the stage during the Oscars Awards ceremony and slapped Chris Rock after The comedian made a less than sensitive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s balding due to alopecia. The mother of two has previously spoken about her struggles with the medical condition. During the show, Rock joked:
“Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya,”
Last month, the King Richard star issued an apology to Rock via social media after months of silence. During his video message shared online, Smith stated:
“I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk. And when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable. and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Rock has reportedly opted not to speak publicly about the incident at this time.
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