Uh-Oh: Internet Did Not Forget That Time Will Smith Himself Joked About Same Thing He Slapped Chris Rock For
It was the joke about Jada-Pinkett Smith’s alopecia — a hair loss condition — that prompted the actor to head to the Oscars stage to slap Chris Rock in the face.
It’s up to you to decide, but a certain video resurfaced on the Internet featuring Smith himself laughing about the very same hair condition.
It seems that the interview in question took place back in the 1990s — the time when jokes could sometimes be way more offensive and still be acceptable.
So, while many people thought that the old video has fueled a fire around Will Smith scandal, others believed that it’s a bit too much – using footage this old against someone who is involved in a scandal that took place in 2022.
But the argument is far from being over.
The Will Smith saga continues as the Academy has launched official investigation into the incident. Chris Rock does not intend to press charges, and Smith has apologized for his behavior, so there’s still a chance for the two to bury the hatchet.