According to the source, Jada Pinkett Smith “wants Will Smith” not to get hurt “with Chris Rock, but not” angry “at her husband after he hit comedian Chris Rock for joking about her at the Oscars. .
Smith punched the comedian in the face after he joked about his wife’s hair loss. Pinkett Smith spoke openly about her fight against alopecia, a disease that often causes baldness.
Apparently, the couple “agrees” that Smith was “overwhelmed” and “all about his family and his children” since yesterday Whoopi Goldberg, the governor of the Oscars, said he did not believe his career would spoiled slap. .
Jada Pinkett Smith “wants Will Smith” not to suffer “with Chris Rock, but not” angry “at her husband after he hit comedian Chris Rock, according to a source
In an interview with Us Weekly an unnamed insider said: “It was in the middle of the moment and it was his overreaction.
“He knows it, she knows it. They agree that he overdid it. “
They also argued that Pinkett Smith was “not a wall flower” and not “one of those women in need of protection.”
“He didn’t have to do what he did,” they added.
A US Weekly source also said the couple is “very protected in their lives and is doing their best to protect their loved ones”.
Dailymail.com asked spokesman Jada Pinkett-Smith for comment.
The report claims that the heads of Smith’s talent agency, the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), shared about what to do with the Oscar winner after his shocking slap on stage.
The incident is said to have put CAA leaders Brian Lourdes, Richard Lawt and Kevin Huven, who represent countless stars in the media and sports, at a dead end: their star, which can be obtained at the bank, was an outcast, despite that they received the biggest award in the industry.
Smith punches comedian in the face after he jokes about his wife’s hair loss at the awards ceremony
According to a report on the aftermath of the incident in The Daily Beast, which was refuted by the agency, the agency launched a heated debate over whether to dismiss Smith.
Last week, the discussion even escalated into a retreat of leaders at the luxury oceanfront resort of Terranea in Rancho Palazzo Verdes, California, where about 100 agents and talent managers gathered in the property – the industry’s first major meeting since the pandemic.
The agency’s decision is also influenced by his previous relationship with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein – a negative relationship from which executives are actively seeking to distance themselves.
It is reported that Lourdes wanted to remove Smith from the CAA list. Meanwhile, Lavett wanted to keep Smith on board – although he looked “exhausted” from the whole episode and the aftermath, insiders told the publication.
It looks like Lavett came out on top and that Smith will stay in the agency for now.
A CAA spokesman denied any units in the agency’s ranks, telling The Daily Beast: “None of this is true.” It just never was. ‘
But due to questions about Smith’s future, others don’t think his career will or should be marred by the incident.
Speaking yesterday at The View, Whoopi Goldberg said: “Some of Will Smith’s future projects are in question. The question is whether he has a way back – yes, of course there is.
“He’ll be back, don’t worry.”
Goldberg, the first African-American to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, added that “you have to” separate art from artist, “because if you can’t, none of us can be an artist.” .
Host Ana Navarro also weighed the issue, saying, “I’m so tired of talking about it, I’d like to slap myself.”
She said Smith’s career should not be defined by incident because “he had over 30 years of career where he had a very positive image, was a positive role model, he was very philanthropic, he did everything what can be ”.
Speaking at The View, Whoopi Goldberg said: “Some of Will Smith’s future projects are in question. The question is whether he has a way back – yes, of course he has “
Navarro added: “None of us should be condemned for our worst moments.” We need to be judged throughout our careers. ”
After the slap, Goldberg insisted that Smith would not take away his Oscar after he violated the Academy’s code of conduct.
She continued to defend Will’s actions, thinking, “Sometimes you behave badly.”
Goldberg added: “I think a lot of things are probably accumulated. I think he overdid it … I think he had one of those moments when it was like [God damn] that, just stop.
“I understand not everyone is acting the way we would like them to act under pressure. And he snapped …
“Sometimes you get to the point where you behave badly. I sometimes behaved badly. “
Smith, who ruled out Rock’s joke about his wife’s shaved head from alopecia, also announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, saying he had “betrayed” her trust.
Now the star, who won this year’s Best Actor award for his role as Richard Williams, the parents of tennis stars Venus and Serena, in “King Richard” is unlikely to be invited to announce the award for best female role next year – a task accomplished in recent years. for Best Actor last year.
One member of the Academy said: “Some of the members say Will jumped before he was kicked. The leaders still do not believe in what happened. “
Smith will not be able to vote for an Oscar or attend special Academy events in the future, but he will still be eligible to participate in future Oscar nominations.
“I am leaving the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will accept any further consequences that the Council deems necessary,” he wrote in a statement.
“Change takes time, and I am committed to ensuring that I never again allow violence to overwhelm the mind,” Smith concluded.
The academy said it would “continue to move forward” with disciplinary matters.