Tyler Perry, present in the room during the Oscars, confided in the media People this Monday, June 13. He notably mentioned the slap of Will Smith to Chris Rock.
The 2022 edition of the Oscars, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was held on the night of March 27 to 28. This was marked by a major rebound that was very unexpected. Actor Will Smith took to the stage after comedian Chris Rock made a very inappropriate joke about his wife. Very upset, he did not hesitate to slap him, which surprised the personalities present in the room but also the Internet users. This Monday, June 13, it was Tyler Perry who made some confidences in the columns of People. “When I went to see him, he was devastated. He couldn’t believe what had just happened… He couldn’t believe he had done it.“, he first explained. Subsequently, he clarifies that, according to him, Will Smith had the feeling “of not being able to protect his mother when he was a child. If this trauma is not dealt with from the start, as we get older, it appears at the most appropriate and horrible time.“Would Smith have acted without thinking?”I know Will, I know him very well“, concluded Tyler Perry.
This incident caused a lot of talk, especially since it was very unexpected. After shouting at Chris Rock to “keep (his) wife’s name out of your mouth“, Will Smith was able to count on the presence of many of his friends, including Tyler Perry. “I was photographed by her side but I wasn’t comforting him, just calming the situation“, he claimed. “Believe me it was horrible for everyone in the room as well as Chris who reacted in the best possible way“, he continued before adding: “MBut I want you to understand that it was also very painful for Will. That’s not an excuse. He was totally wrong to do that but something clicked inside him“. A few hours later, it was on his Instagram account that Will Smith spoke. “My behavior last night at the Oscars was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s health issue was too much for me and i reacted emotionally“, he explained. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. What I did was wrong and I was wrong“, had concluded the husband of Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will Smith: why did he attack Chris Rock?
While on stage, Chris Rock first talked about the movie A Equal Arms by Ridley Scott, released in 1997 and in which Demi Moore has her head completely shaved. An image he has…. Compared to Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Will Smith. If it was just a joke at first, it was very badly perceived by the actor. Indeed, this is a sensitive subject. since she suffers from alopecia, a disease that causes hair loss. Thus, she appears with a shaved head for several months and had openly spoken of her experience in 2018. “It was terrifying when it started. I was in the shower one day and had a big handful of my hair in my hand.“, she recalled before adding: “I wondered if I was going to go bald“. When Chris Rock attempted a joke, it made Will Smith react, who wanted to protect his wife.