American actress Vivica A. Fox spoke on the infamous slap incident that happened at the Academy Awards in March 2022 in which Actor Will Smith slapped Comedian Chris Rock as the latter made a joke about the baldness of the actor’s wife.
The 57-year-old actress on Thursday’s episode of The Wendy Williams shared her opinion on Jada Pinkett Smith’s comments regarding the infamous incident.
Vivica A. Fox Shared Why She Feels Jade Smith Has A Role In The Incident
Independence Day Star Vivica A. Fox became emotional when the topic came up during the show and shared, “This is going to be difficult for me. These are my peers. I’ve done a movie with both of them. Set It Off with Jada and Independence Day with Will Smith, which absolutely changed my life. When I saw this video last night, it made me cry.”
“I really felt to be a partner to Will Smith whose career basically took a crumble that night,” she added. “We were all rooting for Will Smith that night — Oscar night — we wanted him to win. Will Smith that night as far as I was concerned was going to be crowned this generation’s Sidney Poitier, which is a huge honor.”
Fox went on to share why she felt Jada Smith had somewhat a role in the Oscars 2022 incident. She explained, “Will Smith was defending her honor, that’s the reason he walked on stage and slapped because he felt like his wife had been offended so for me to see no accountability as a partner, Also, let’s not forget, Chris Rock was assaulted. We cannot forget that for basically telling a joke that I really felt wasn’t that bad.”
Vivica A. Fox Referred to Jada Smith To Be ‘Self-Righteous’
Ms. Fox went on to talk about how that event was important as the show was representing diversity which will never come to light as the incident took the headlines.
“Let’s not forget the show was executive produced by Will Packer, an African American man. This night was a night of African Americans and diversity for brown and black people. That now will forever be scarred.”
Ms. Fox hopes that the couple would need to take more responsibility for their actions. “I have a love for The Smiths. I know their children. I’ve watched them grow up,” she said. “I just wish we could have just a little more accountability and for it to not seem so self-righteous on Jada’s part and that’s my feelings.”