Even Willow Smith’s dad Will is only human

In a new interview, Willow Smith opens up about the Oscar slap her father, Will Smith, caused a stir with at the end of March.


the essentials in brief

  • Willow Smith struggles with himself.
  • Will Smith’s daughter speaks of “inner demons”.

Willow Smith (21) is struggling with herself. And less with her father Will Smith’s Oscar slap in the face to Chris Rock (57).

The young singer’s creativity was less influenced than by “my own inner demons”. She tells this in an interview with the US industry magazine “Billboard”.

“I see my entire family as human and I love and accept them for all their humanity,” Willow Smith explains. Her father has become one of the most famous stars in the world in recent years. Her mother Jada Pinkett Smith (50) and brother Jaden (24) are also actors.

Will Smith also has another son, Trey (29), who is also an actor, from a previous relationship. Due to the situation, this humanity of the family members is sometimes “not accepted. We are expected to behave in ways that are not conducive to healthy living and honesty.”

Will Smith is ‘a man who made a mistake’

Will Smith slapped the comedian on stage in front of cameras at the Academy Awards in late March. This after he made a joke about Smith’s wife’s baldness. However, she suffers from hair loss due to illness.

The Hollywood star later apologized to Rock several times. He recently published a video in which he explained something like: “Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’ll be here as soon as you’re ready to talk.”

Smith explained that he offered Rock an interview. The latter had let it be known that he was not yet ready for this.

Words similar to those of Willow Smith were also chosen by an anonymous source for the US magazine “People”. After the clip was published, she explained that Smith was actually “deeply remorseful”, as he had already said in the video. In addition, the actor was “also a person and made a mistake”.

After the scandal, Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This excluded him from the award ceremony and other events for ten years.

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