Willow Smith Responds To Father Will Smith’s Oscars Slap Incident With Chris Rock

Although the 94th Academy Awards spotlighted movies like Dune, CODA and The Power of the Dog, this year’s most-talked about Oscars moment remains Will Smith coming on stage to slap Chris Rock. Earlier this week, Smith broke his silence about the Oscars slap incident, apologizing to both Rock and the SNL alum’s mother, as well as explained why he didn’t apologize to Rock during his Best Actor acceptance speech. Now Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith, has responded to what went down between her father and Rock.

Will Smith hit Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith being bald (which is a result of the actress having alopecia) during his presentation for Best Documentary Feature. A little over four months later, and just days after her dad’s public apology, Willow Smith informed Billboard that this incident didn’t affect her creativity or “rock me as much as my own internal demons.” As she explained:

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.


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