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Fans Defend Will Smith Amid Rebel Wilson's 'Cheap Shot' At His Marriage

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Fans Defend Will Smith Amid Rebel Wilson's 'Cheap Shot' At His Marriage

Fans are jumping to the defence of Will Smith in the aftermath of Rebel Wilson's controversial joke surrounding his marriage at the 2022 BAFTAs.

The Pitch Perfect actress, who hosted the awards ceremony, made a sly comment at Will's expense after he won Best Actor in a Lead Role for his performance as Richard Williams in biopic King Richard.

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Rebel was making reference to the Smiths' open marriage, which they spoke candidly about back in 2020 on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook show Red Table Talks.

Since then, both Will and Jada have confirmed that they had engaged in extramarital relationships.

Although Will was not present on the night of the BAFTAs, opting to spend the night at the Critics Choice Awards with Jada where he scooped up yet another award for Best Actor in a Lead Role, the 53-year-old has since set the record straight on his marriage.

Speaking to Gayle King on CBS Sunday Morning, Will clarified that there had "never been infidelity" in his marriage.

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He added: "Jada and I talk about everything. We have never surprised one another with anything ever."

Will Smith set the record straight following Rebel's comment. (Credit: CBS)
Will Smith set the record straight following Rebel's comment. (Credit: CBS)

Fans of Will have since taken to Twitter to defend the Fresh Prince star, describing Rebel's joke as a 'cheap shot.'

One Twitter user wrote: "Rebel that joke about Will Smith was cold. #not funny #BAFTA2022 #BAFTAs"

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A second added: "Cheap shot @RebelWilson at Will Smith. Super inappropriate 😞 they have children who may well watch the footage @BAFTA so far this evening not your best choice of presenter".

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

A third disappointed fan wrote: "Rebel Wilson comment about will smith’s wife was harsh and about him not attending was tough; seriously Rebel!!! #shocked #eyesrolling #BAFTA2022."

While a fourth added: "Rebel Wilson was already hit and miss but that snark at Will Smith about Jada's boyfriends, right after his win, was trash. #eebaftas".

Featured Image Credit: Instagram @willsmith/ PA

Topics: Celebrity, Will Smith

Ali Condon
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