Jada Pinkett Smith ‘Had No Part’ in Chris Rock and Will Smith’s Drama, Source Says – According to a source close to the actress, Jada Pinkett Smith is not involved in the ongoing tension between her husband Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock.
One year after the controversial incident at the 94th Academy Awards in which Smith slapped Rock onstage, Rock addressed the incident in his live Netflix comedy show Chris Rock: Selective Outrage on Saturday, peppering it with vicious jokes about the Smiths and their marriage.
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According to the source, Jada has played no role in any of this other than being heckled. “Chris is obsessed with her and that’s been going on for almost 30 years.” “Look where he chose to film his Netflix special. Her hometown of Baltimore.” “Back in 2016 she helped start a movement with the Academy Awards by questioning why there are so few Black members, and Chris took it to this?” the source adds.
In 2016, Jada showed her support for Black actors as part of the “#OscarsSoWhite” movement. Will, 54, was shut out of the Best Actor race that year for his performance in Concussion. The source counters: “She never asked Chris to not host the Oscars ever. She publicly said in a Facebook post at the time Chris would be a great Oscars host and is perfect for the job.”
In his special, Rock claimed that Jada deserved to be made fun of, saying that she was the one to start things and that he was simply reacting. The source tells the news outlet they “were shocked at how many times Chris used the word bitch in referring to Jada.” Despite Rock’s targeting of Jada, she is looking ahead, the source adds. “Right now Jada is focused on her book that will come out this year,” the source concluded.
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