If anything, more people have come up to talk about it, and the “Girls Trip” co-star wasn’t an exception.
Friends and fans of both celebrities have come out to share mixed feelings about the incident, and now Vivica A. Fox has also given her 2 cents on the matter.
After Jada Pinkett Smith broke her silence on “The Red Table Talk” about her husband’s impulsive gesture to defend her alopecia condition, the “Set It Off” star decided to chime in on Jada’s long-awaited response. Read on to learn more about what she had to say.
Fox Believes That Jada Took No Accountability
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Fox tried to hold back tears as she addressed Jada’s response about the slap fiasco on her talk show. In her appearance on the latest episode of “The Wendy Williams,” the 57-year-old actress confessed that Jadatook no accountability for her role in the incident.
“This is going to be difficult for me. These are my peers. I’ve done a movie with both of them. Set It Off with Jada and Independence Day with Will Smith, which absolutely changed my life. When I saw this video last night, it made me cry. I’ll be very honest with you guys,” she shared amid tears.
She continued per Page Six, “I really felt to be a partner to Will Smith who’s career basically took a crumble that night. We were all rooting for Will Smith that night — Oscar night — we wanted him to win. Will Smith that night as far as I was concerned was going to be crowned this generation’s Sidney Poitier, which is a huge honor.”
She also shared that Jada had a role in the incident, considering that Smith was trying to defend her.
“Will Smith was defending her honor, that’s the reason he walked on stage and slapped him because he felt like his wife had been offended so for me to see no accountability as a partner. Also, let’s not forget, Chris Rock was assaulted. We cannot forget that for basically telling a joke that I really felt wasn’t that bad.”
She also chipped in that the night was supposed to be a celebration of African-American achievements and would now be known for something else, “Let’s not forget the show was executive produced by Will Packer, an African American man. This night was a night of African American and diversity for brown and black people. That now will forever be scarred.”
Clarifying that she’s a friend of the Smiths, Fox concluded by saying, “I just wish we could have just a little more accountability and for it to not seem so self-righteous on Jada’s part.”
Jada Had Previously Shared Her Remarks On Her ‘Red Table’ Show
On the Wednesday episode of Jada’s talk show, she eventually addressed the incident that happened two months ago.
“About Oscar night. My deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile.”
Jada continued, “With the state of the world today, we need ’em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever.”
The “Girl’s Trip” co-star concluded, “Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years — and that’s [to] keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”
Before this, she had previously shared a cryptic message on her Instagram page stating, “This is a season for healing, and I’m here for it.”
Fox Received Positive Comments On Her Take From Fans
The actress said she received praise and positive comments for her take on the 2022 Oscar slap incident.
People were happy that I was honest,” Fox told Page Six at the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Collection Concert in Hollywood, California.
“They were like, ‘Well, you told the truth!’ Some people thought I was gonna maybe sugar-coat it because, of course, I know all parties involved, but I was disappointed — I mean, really disappointed.”
She concluded, “I mean, listen, no one ever expected that to happen. All of us were literally blindsided and disappointed by a very unfortunate event that took the air out of the building. I told the truth. I always tell the truth. I think that’s how to operate.”
Smith Is Banned From Future Oscar Events
Following the slap fiasco, the “King Richard” actor has been banned from future Oscar events and other related events.
Although he apologized to Rock and the Academy several times, citing immaturity on his part and adding that the “joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear,” the verdict on Smith’s assault on Rock still held and resulted in his ban from the highly regarded award ceremony.
In light of this, Smith has traveled to India to practice meditation and yoga, as reported by an inside source.
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