Willow Smith Opens Up About Dad Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At Oscars: ‘Humanity Isn’t Accepted Sometimes’


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Being the product of two wildly successful artists constantly scrutinized in the media doesn’t phase Willow Smith.

Born to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow has enjoyed fame her entire life.

The “Meet Me At Our Spot” singer is an outspoken musician in her own right, along with her older brother, Jaden Smith.

In March, her father stormed the Oscars stage after challenging a joke that comedian Chris Rock cracked at Jada’s expense. Will slapped the comedian, returned to his seat, and yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

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Will Smith took issue with Chris Rock’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. This led to Will slapping Chris.
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The Smith and Rock family have mostly remained mums since the incident, offering short comments or telling brief jokes.

Rock apparently wouldn’t be interested in exchanging pleasantries with Smith.

In a new interview with Billboard, Willow says the infamous slap didn’t “shake me as much as my own internal demons did.”

Willow was quick to defend her father.

“I see my whole family as human, and I love and accept them for all their humanity,” the 21-year-old said.

Will Smith, seen after winning the Best Actor Oscar and slapping Chris Rock.  He is pictured with his wife Jada and three children: Willow, Jayden and Trey (left to right).

Will Smith, seen after winning the Best Actor Oscar and slapping Chris Rock. He is pictured with his wife Jada and three children: Willow, Jayden and Trey (left to right).
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“Because of the position we find ourselves in, our humanity is sometimes not accepted, and we are expected to act in ways that are not conducive to healthy human life and that do not is not conducive to honesty.”

His words mirror those of his father, who recently shared in a video his own thoughts on what happened.

“I can tell you all that there’s no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave at that time,” the ‘Men In Black’ star said. “There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the best way to deal with feeling disrespected or insulted.”

Willow Smith defended her father in an interview about the criticism he's faced since slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Willow Smith defended her father in an interview about the criticism he’s faced since slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
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One of Smith’s sons apparently posted his thoughts on the slap, taking to Twitter hours after it happened.

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“I hate it when I let people down,” Smith noted in his apology video,


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