Just when you think there’s nothing more to say about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars (remember!), something happens or someone makes a comment and the whole conversation starts all over again. Recently, Smith himself reignited the controversy by filming and posting a painstakingly produced video apology. Now his daughter Willow Smith has also commented on her reaction.
Immediately following the event, everyone wanted to hear from the entire Smith family — and the Rock family, for that matter — to get their real-time reactions. But it was months before anyone broke their silence on the matter. We have to think that for most people it would be a little destabilizing to see your very famous father come on stage to smack another very famous guy in the face, a moment that everyone in the world wanted to talk about . But Willow – she was born into that atmosphere.
Willow Smith says she embraces her family’s “humanity.”
Willow Smith wasn’t as impressed with her father, Will Smith, who hit Chris Rock, telling Billboard it wasn’t as exhausting as “your own inner demons.” How can that be, you ask? Willow said it’s because her father is her father. Or so.
“I see my whole family as people and I love and accept them for all their humanity,” she said in the interview. “Because of the position we find ourselves in, sometimes our humanity is not accepted and we are expected to behave in ways that are not conducive to healthy human living and are not conducive to honesty.” Sure ok
Willow’s mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, finally addressed the slap in June. Speaking on her show Red Table Talk, she said, “My deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk about it, and make up.” So far, Jaden Smith is the only one of the foursome who has not spoken about the incident since tweet in support of his father on Oscar night, “And That’s How We Do It”. We’re all waiting patiently, Jaden.