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Jada Pinkett Smith addresses Oscars incident, hopes Will Smith and Chris Rock reconcile

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On Wednesday’s episode of “Red Table Talk,” Jada Pinkett Smith spoke briefly about the Oscars slap incident. 

Will Smith, Pinkett Smith’s husband, hit presenter Chris Rock after he made a joke about her close-cropped hairdo during the Academy Awards in March. Alopecia is a condition that causes hair loss in the actress. 

Pinkett Smith welcomed the mother of 12-year-old Rio Allred, who committed suicide after being ridiculed because she had alopecia, as a guest on her Facebook Watch show. 

“This ‘Red Table Talk’ on alopecia is extremely essential. Thousands have reached out to me with their tales in light of what I’ve gone through and what happened at the Oscars “During the presentation, Pinkett Smith remarked “I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to speak with our alopecia family about what it’s like to live with this condition and to educate people about alopecia.” 

She went on to talk about her husband’s altercation with Rock. 

“Now, as for Oscar night, my deepest want is for these two educated, talented guys to be able to heal, speak things out, and reunite. Given the current state of the world, we require both of them, and we all require each other more than ever before “she expressed herself. “Until then, Will and I will keep doing what we’ve been doing for the past 28 years: figuring out life together. I appreciate you taking the time to listen.” 

Pinkett Smith was making her first public comments regarding the Oscars. At the start of her presentation in April, a title card read, “The Smith family has been focusing on profound healing after everything that has happened in the last several weeks. When the time comes, we’ll discuss some of our healing discoveries around the table. Until then, the table will continue to host powerful, motivating, and healing testimonies like our tremendously outstanding first visitor’s.” 

In the aftermath of the incident, her husband issued a public apology to Rock and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

As a result, Smith was barred from attending the Academy Awards for a decade.

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