Vivica A Fox (centre) had her say on Jada Pinkett Smith and the Oscars slap (Picture: Ap / Getty / Facebook)
Will had stormed the stage at the Oscars after host Chris made a joke about Jada’s short hair, which was a result of alopecia, comparing her to GI Jane, slapping him in the face in front of the audience.
Jada had addressed a reconciliation between Will and Chris on her latest episode of her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk this week, but Vivica believes she did not take accountability for her role in the incident.
Speaking on the Wendy Williams Show on Thursday, Vivica admitted: ‘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’ll be very honest with you guys.’
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars (Picture: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Vivica added: ‘I really felt to be a partner to Will Smith whose career basically took a crumble that night. 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 honour.’
The slap ended up overshadowing Will’s win for Best Actor that evening, as Vivica added: ‘Will Smith was defending her honour, 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.
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‘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.
‘I just wish that 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.’
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