For months, folks have been waiting for members of the Smith family to address the slap that happened the night of the Oscars in detail. Though all parties involved have not spoken too much about the situation, Jada Pinkett-Smith did address the situation in the latest episode of “Red Table Talk,” as the show focused on alopecia.
“This is a really important Red Table Talk on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”
While speaking about the infamous moment at the Oscars, Jada continued,
“Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”
During the episode, Jada, Willow, and Gammy were joined by Niki Ball, who is the mother of Rio Allred, a 12-year-old girl who unfortunately took her own life after being bullied as she suffered from alopecia.
As previously reported, Jada first revealed that she suffers from hair loss back in 2018 during an episode of “Red Table Talk.” At the time she said, “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’ It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That’s why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it.”
As many of you know, during this year’s Oscars, Chris Rock made a G.I. Jane joke in reference to her haircut, and that resulted in Will walking up on stage and slapping him in front of the entire world.
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