“I love and accept [my family] for all their humanity.”
You’ll recall the incident happened at the 2022 Oscars, when Chris Rock joked that Jada Pinkett-Smith might be in the next one. G.I. Jane movie because of his bald head.
Seeming to notice her painful reaction to the joke, Will rose from his seat, approached Chris and punched him in the face.
The incident quickly led to intense scrutiny by the Smith family – but Willow said it didn’t ‘shake me as much as my own internal demons’.
“I see my entire family as human, and I love and accept them for all of their humanity,” she explained in a recent interview with Billboard.
“Because of the position we find ourselves in, our humanity is sometimes not accepted, and we are expected to act in a way that is not conducive to healthy human life and is not conducive to health. ‘honesty,’ Willow added.
His father also apologized for what has happened since. In a recent video shared on his YouTube, Will said he also reached out to Chris to apologize directly to him, but “the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk – and when he will be, he will stretch out his hand.”
We’ll see what happens with them in the future!