Zoë Kravitz slams Will Smith’s Oscar slap: ‘We’re apparently attacking people on stage now’

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Zoë Kravitz talks about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

The 33-year-old actress posted an image of herself on the red carpet ahead of the start of the Oscars on Sunday night and captioned it: ‘Here’s a pic of my dress at the show where we’re apparently assaulting people on stage’ .

Kravitz refers to when Smith slapped Rock onstage while presenting an award.

Zoë Kravitz called Will Smith to "aggression" Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
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Zoë Kravitz has called out Will Smith for “assaulting” Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
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Smith stunned the Dolby Theater crowd and viewers at home when he took the stage during Rock’s remarks after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith’s wife.

Rock turned to Pinkett Smith and said, “Jada, I love you. ‘GI Jane 2’, can’t wait to see it.”

The joke struck a chord. Pinkett Smith, whose head is shaved, has spoken publicly about her diagnosis of alopecia. Rock has also joked about her before. Rock hosted the 2016 Oscars, when some boycotted the ceremony over the group of #OscarsSoWhite nominees, including the Smiths. Said Rock: “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited.”

Kravitz attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

Kravitz attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
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Smith took the stage and slapped the comedian in the face. Back in his seat, Smith twice yelled at Rock to “get my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth.” His words resonated clearly throughout Dolby, although ABC muted the audio for about 15 seconds. Within an hour, Smith won Best Actor. During his acceptance speech, Smith apologized to the academy.

Kravitz posted a second image of her look at the Vanity Fair after party and captioned that image, “and here’s a pic of my dress at the after awards party – where we’re apparently yelling swear words and assault people on stage now.”

Kravitz’s posts sparked responses from his fans, with one Twitter user in writing Tuesday, “I’m glad Zoe Kravitz said that now we can just focus on Zendaya.”

Kravitz attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills on Sunday where Smith also made an appearance.

Kravitz attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills on Sunday where Smith also made an appearance.
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WILL SMITH APOLOGIZES TO CHRIS ROCK FOR OSCARS CLAP INCIDENT: ‘I WAS WRONG’

Another user wrote, “The looks are stunning, the captions are the tone of the reality I live for.”

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross left a comment on her post and said: “wonderful and beautiful as usual”.

On Monday, Smith publicly apologized to Rock via Instagram.

Her full statement read: “My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

Will Smith won his first Oscar just minutes after slapping Rock in the face.

Will Smith won his first Oscar just minutes after slapping Rock in the face.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no room for violence in a world of love and kindness.

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“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all of the contestants and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my ‘King family Richard’ I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise magnificent journey for all of us.

“I’m a work in progress. Sincerely, Will.”

Smith punches presenter Rock on stage while presenting the Best Documentary Feature award at the Oscars.

Smith punches presenter Rock on stage while presenting the Best Documentary Feature award at the Oscars.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Smith’s statement comes after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it was launching an official review of the altercation.

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In a statement on Monday, a spokesperson for the film academy told Variety, “The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith on last night’s show. We have officially launched a formal review around the incident and will explore further actions and consequences in accordance with our statutes, standards of conduct and California law.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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