Jada Pinkett Smith wants Will Smith and Chris Rock to reconcile after THAT slap at the Oscars

Jada Pinkett Smith has directly addressed the husband moment Will Smith comedian slapped chris rock in the Oscar for the first time in depth, saying he hopes the two men have a “chance to heal” and “reconcile” after the shocking incident.

Speaking ahead of a Red Table Talk special on alopecia published on Wednesday, Jada, 50, began by referencing the controversy when Will, 53, assaulted Chris, 57, after he made a joke about hair loss. Jada’s bald spot, which is a result of her suffering from the autoimmune disorder.

‘This is a really important Red Table Talk about alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars,’ the actress began.

‘Thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I take this time to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and educate people on what alopecia really is.

Speaking: Jada Pinkett Smith breaks her silence on THAT Oscars slap by saying she wants her husband Will Smith and Chris Rock to 'talk' on Red Table Talk's alopecia special

Speaking: Jada Pinkett Smith breaks her silence on THAT Oscars slap by saying she wants her husband Will Smith and Chris Rock to ‘talk’ on Red Table Talk’s alopecia special

Addressing the infamous slap in the face, Jada said: “Now, on to Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two smart and capable men get a chance to heal, talk about this and reconcile.

She continued: ‘The state of the world today, we need you both. And we all need each other more than ever. Until then, Will and I continue to do what we’ve done for the last 28 years, and that is continue to discover this thing called life together. Thanks for listening.’

Following the incident, Will was seen partying the night away with his family at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, dancing to his own song Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It as the crowd cheered.

However, a few days later he apologized in an official statement saying his behavior was ‘unacceptable and inexcusable’ and left him ’embarrassed’.

Shocking: The moment Will, 53, assaulted Chris, 57, after he made a joke about Jada's bald spot, which is a result of her having the autoimmune disorder.

Shocking: The moment Will, 53, assaulted Chris, 57, after he made a joke about Jada’s bald spot, which is a result of her having the autoimmune disorder.

“Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive,” he wrote.

“My behavior at the Academy Awards last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Teasing at my expense is part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.

‘I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.’

Chris hasn’t responded to Will’s apology, but has referred to the slap several times since then during his stand-up performances.

Last month, Chris joked that he “gained most of my hearing back” after the slap, during a set at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Addressing the controversy: This is the first time that Jada has spoken about the incident in depth

Addressing the controversy: This is the first time that Jada has spoken about the incident in depth

His side of the story: Jada called Will and Chris

Her side of the story: Jada called Will and Chris “intelligent, capable men” and said she hoped they “had a chance to heal.”

After a formal review of the incident in April, Will was banned from the Oscars for 10 years but was allowed to keep his Best Actor award which he won for King Richard.

In a statement, the Academy criticized his ‘unacceptable’ and ‘hurtful’ behavior which ‘dwarfed’ the entire evening.

“During our broadcast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short, unprepared for something unprecedented.

“The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years beginning April 8, 2022, that Mr. Smith will not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including, but not limited to, the Academy Awards.

‘We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for his poise and grace during our broadcast.’

Devastating: Jada invited Niki Ball to Red Table Talk, who revealed that her daughter committed suicide due to bullying because she had alopecia

Devastating: Jada invited Niki Ball to Red Table Talk, who revealed that her daughter committed suicide due to bullying because she had alopecia

Emotional: Jada's daughter, Willow Smith, could be seen visibly emotional as they talked about it

Emotional: Jada’s daughter, Willow Smith, could be seen visibly emotional as they talked about it

Moved: Jada also seemed upset when she heard the story in the special episode, which she introduced by referencing the Oscars slap

Moved: Jada also seemed upset when she heard the story in the special episode, which she introduced by referencing the Oscars slap

During Wednesday’s full episode of Red Table Talk, Jada opened up about alopecia with her mom Adrienne Banfield Norris and her daughter Willow Smith.

“People don’t understand what alopecia is and they don’t understand its effects,” Jada said on the show.

Sources close to Chris Rock are reported to have said that the comedian did not know that Jada suffered from alopecia when he made the joke that she was bald.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that can cause patchy and unpredictable hair loss, affecting an estimated 7 million people in the US.

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