Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett are now focusing on deep healing after Will slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Jada’s Red Table Show has returned for the fifth season and while announcing its return, it was accompanied by a Facebook message that read
“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls.”
“Until then, the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest. Thanks for joining us, Jada.”
The slap led to Smith being banned from the Oscars for ten years. In a statement, the Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said
“The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,”
“The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage. During our telecast, 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 the unprecedented.”
The actor had also announced his resignation from the academy.
Even though the public wasn’t informed of when they will speak about the controversy, it is evident that the smith family does not shy away from difficult conversations.
In 2020, the public got to know of her entanglement with August Alsina.