At the 2022 Oscars, Chris Rock's joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's buzzed head triggered a serious response from husband Will. The actor walked on stage, slapped Rock across the face, and told him to keep his wife's name out of his mouth.
By the time Will Smith was announced as the winner of Best Actor for "King Richard," the tension in the room seemed to have evolved into genuine curiosity. Will apologized to the Academy and those in attendance, and his wife's reaction got Twitter talking.
Viewers caught a glimpse of Jada in the crowd, who watched her husband with a smile and nodded along as he spoke. "That cut to Jada Pinkett Smith nodding along to this speech was truly haunting," one user tweeted, and another wrote, "There was a whole lot of wrong there. I hope Jada is okay."
After discovering she had the hair loss disease alopecia, Jada decided to shave her head and share the look on Instagram. The move was prompted by her daughter: "Willow made me do it because it was time to let go," Jada wrote in the caption.