‘Kill Bill’ actress Vivica A. Fox has slammed Jada Pinkett Smith for “taking no responsibility” for Will Smith’s Oscar slap of Chris Rock. (Watch the video below.)
Pinkett Smith, whose shaved head was the butt of Rock’s Oscar joke, called on the pair to talk about it and reconcile during a “Red Table Talk” this week. But Fox called her comments “cold” and “flagship” on Thursday’s “Wendy Williams Show.”
“Will Smith was defending his honor, that’s why he came on stage and slapped the face because he felt his wife was offended,” Fox said, adding that Pinkett Smith only expressed “no liability as a partner”.
“Also, let’s not forget, Chris Rock was assaulted. We can’t forget that for telling a joke that I thought was really not that bad,” she continued.
Fox, who noted that she starred in “Independence Day” with Smith and “Set It Off” with Pinkett Smith, explained:
“I have love for the Smiths. I know their kids. I’ve seen them grow up. I just wish we could have had a little more responsibility and it didn’t seem so self-righteous from Jada, and that’s how I feel.
Will Smith and Rock have been the talk of Hollywood since the ‘King Richard’ actor slapped Rock onstage at the Oscars in March for telling a ‘GI Jane’ joke about his wife’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith lost her hair to alopecia. Smith was banned for 10 years from the ceremony.
“Now, on Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two smart, capable men will have the opportunity to heal, to talk about it, and to reconcile,” Pinkett Smith said on “Red Table Talk ” this week. “The state of the world today, we need both, and we all need each other more than ever.
“In the meantime, Will and I are continuing to do what we’ve been doing for the past 28 years, and that’s continuing to figure out this thing called living together,” Pinkett Smith continued.