What does Jada think?
The feud between the two males on the Oscar stage - the mocker Chris Rock and the "knight" Will Smith, who "avenged" his wife who was teased for her alopecia - has gone round the world. To her only the part of the apple of discord. But the issue of aesthetic violence deserves to be explored and this would have been an excellent opportunity. Missed
Will Smith's slap on stage at the Oscars. The debate - was it a gag or was he serious? The turmoil backstage. The actor's repentance, his tears. A Hollywood story scrutinised far and wide. But the feelings of Jada Pinkett, Smith's wife, mocked by Chris Rock for her pathological alopecia, have not been addressed. All the words for them - the mocker and the avenging knight - and none for her. She writes about it here [...]