Jada Pinkett Smith opens up on Will Smith’s Oscars slap

Jada Pinkett Smith opens up on Will Smith's Oscars slap

The wife of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up following the condemnation over her husband slapping Chris Rock for making a joke at her expense at the Oscars award last Sunday night.

Jada in an Instagram post wrote “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it” apparently referring to the slapping incident at the Oscars.

Will Smith had on Monday apologized for hitting Chris Rock saying his action was “poisonous and destructive”.

The incident occurred when Rock came on stage to present the award for Best Documentary, the comedian then went on to make a joke about Jada’s shaved head, a result of the hair-loss condition known as alopecia.

Although the comedian has yet to comment publicly on the incident or Smith’s apology, there are reports he will not be filing charges.

The slapping incident seems to be having a positive effect on tickets for Rock’s upcoming comedy shows, as demand and price have reportedly skyrocketed in Sunday’s aftermath.

On Monday, TickPick, a live event ticketing site said that it sold more tickets the previous night than it did in the past month combined.

Also, a spokesperson told CBS that prices for an upcoming Rock show on Wednesday in Boston rose from $46 (£35.16) to $411 (£314).

Ticket sales for Rock’s tour began a month ago, but more than 50% of the sales have come after the incident at the Oscars. 88% of ticket sales on the website over the last week came after the incident.

Will Smith went on to win his first-ever Oscar for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, after the altercation with Rock on the night.

Source: BBC