“My Dad’s Speech Made Me Cry,” Jaden Smith wrote after his father, Will Smith, won Best Actor for King Richard at the 94th Academy Awards, where he earlier in the night smacked Chris Rock onstage.
After an emotional night for his parents at the 94th Academy Awards, Jaden Smith has spoken up.
Following his father Will Smith’s onstage smacking of comedian Chris Rock before winning Best Actor for his role in King Richard, Jaden Smith appeared to show support for his father on Twitter.
He wrote Sunday night, just after the broadcast concluded, “And That’s How We Do It.”
“My Dad’s Speech Made Me Cry,” Jaden wrote in another tweet, which included a photo of himself wearing sunglasses in the backseat of a car.
After Rock made fun of Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss, which she recently talked up about as a result of her years-long battle with alopecia, the disaster unfolded at Sunday’s awards show. “I adore you, Jada. I’m looking forward to seeing you in G.I. Jane 2, “He made a joke.
Will, 53, then stepped onto the stage and struck Rock in the face, stunning the crowd and live watchers all across the world. As Will returned to his seat, a very surprised Rock exclaimed, “Oh wow.” “Will Smith just smacked the s— out of me,” says the narrator.
“Don’t say anything about my wife’s name!” After resuming his seat, Will yelled up to the stage at Rock.
“Wow, guy,” Rock said, “it was a G.I. Jane joke!” Will retorted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing mouth!”
“I’ll do it, okay?” “That was the… best night in the history of television,” Rock responded before delivering the trophy.
Will later mentioned the incident in his victory speech after winning Best Actor for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams in King Richard, though he didn’t mention Rock.
“I’d want to express my regret to the Academy. I’d want to express my regret to all of my fellow nominees “he stated
Following that, the actor, who had previously been nominated for Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness, said, “Art imitates life: I resemble my insane father. They said the same thing about Richard Williams. Love, on the other hand, will drive you insane.”
Later, he said, “The ability to love and care for my mother and family, as well as my wife…
Thank you so much for the honor. Thank you for this opportunity. I’m hoping to get invited back to the Academy.”
The 2022 Academy Awards were broadcast on ABC on Sunday from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.