Actress Vivica A. Fox has emotionally given her opinion following Jada Pinkett Smith’s long-awaited Oscars slap remarks.
Speaking on the Wendy Show on Thursday 2 June, Fox said she felt Pinkett Smith took no accountability for what transpired that night.
VIVICA A. FOX WEIGHS IN
An emotional Fox fought back tears as she spoke about her fellow actress’ remarks about her husband Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March this year.
“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,” Fox started off.
“I really felt to be a partner to Will Smith who’s career basically took a crumble that night,” she added.
On the night, Will Smith walked to the Oscar stage to slap Chris Rock who had made a joke about his wife’s hair loss condition – alopecia. The Pursuit of Happyness actor did this some minutes before winning the award for best actor in the biopic King Richard.
“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.”
JADA PINKETT SMITH WAS ‘SELF-RIGHTEOUS’
According to Fox, Pinkett Smith did not show her husband the support he deserved especially because the King Richard actor was protecting her.
“Will Smith was defending her honor, that’s the reason he walked on stage and slapped because he felt like his wife had been offended. So for me to see no accountability as a partner,” she explained.
“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.”
The Set It Off actress explained that she believes Pinkett Smith was being “self-righteous” in her address on the matter.
“I have love for the Smiths. I know their children. I’ve watched them grow up,” she said. “I just wish we could have just a little more accountability and for it to not seem so self-righteous on Jada’s part and that’s my feelings.”
JADA’S VIEWS ON THE INCIDENT
Addressing the infamous Oscars slap on her show, Red Table Talk on Wednesday 1 June, Pinkett Smith said her “deepest hope” is that the two men “talk this out”.
“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 keeps figuring out this thing called life together,” she said.