Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, tweeted “And That’s How We Do It” after the Oscar telecast because of comedian Chris Rock’s onstage attack by his father.
But it was unclear whether the 23-year-old actor was referring to the slap in the face – Will Smith resented a joke The Rock made about his wife’s shaved head – or Smith’s best known for “King Richard”. The actor’s win and his semi-apologetic acceptance speech.
Jaden Smith shared the message after the awards ceremony, People noted, and did not elaborate. In another tweet, apparently later deleted, he said his father’s speech made him cry.
The young Smith was later seen with his family at the Vanity Fair after-party, where his father sang and danced his own songs as if everything was coperetic.
But that can’t erase what happened after partying in Hollywood. Presenting the documentary category, Rock joked that he looked forward to seeing Pinkett Smith in “GI Gen 2”, referring to his shaved head.
Pinkett Smith has spoken out in the past about her alopecia, which causes hair loss. In a fit of rage, Smith approached The Rock on stage and slapped him in the face. “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” he said repeatedly.
Smith later apologized to the Academy and fellow nominees, joking that he must “look like the crazy father he said about Richard Williams,” whom he portrayed in “King Richard.”
However, the young Smith appeared to have a positive view of what happened.
Many comedians weren’t laughing. They said the attack could prompt other viewers to physically attack them if they found the content objectionable.