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Jada Pinkett Smith Finally Addresses Husband Will's Oscars Slap

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Jada Pinkett Smith Finally Addresses Husband Will's Oscars Slap

Jada Pinkett Smith has finally addressed her husband Will Smith's controversial Oscars slap ahead of the new season of her show Red Table Talk.

The couple made headlines last month after Will walked onto the stage at the Academy Awards and slapped host Chris Rock when the comedian made a joke about Jada's appearance.

While Will has since spoken out and apologised to the Academy and to Chris Rock, Jada has remained mostly quiet on the subject.

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Days after the Oscars ceremony, Jada took to Instagram and shared a post which read: "This is a season for healing and I'm here for it", which fans took as a response to the incident.

Since then, the actress's Facebook series Red Table Talk officially returned this week, which she hosts with her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

Before introducing the first guest of the season, Janelle Monae, Jada offered a foreword to viewers which read: "Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing.

Jada addressed the incident ahead of the new season of Red Table Talk. (Credit: Red Table Talk)
Jada addressed the incident ahead of the new season of Red Table Talk. (Credit: Red Table Talk)
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"Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls.

"Until then, the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest. Thanks for joining us, Jada."

Since the events of this year's Oscars, Will Smith has been banned from the Academy for ten years.

The comedian was slapped by actor Will Smith after making a joke about the actor's wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. (Credit: Alamy)
The comedian was slapped by actor Will Smith after making a joke about the actor's wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. (Credit: Alamy)
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In a statement, the Academy claimed that the Oscars had been "overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith exhibit on stage."

The Academy went on to thank Chris Rock for "maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances."

Will Smith agreed to resign from the Academy, stating that he would "fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct."

The actor's split from the Academy will mean that he cannot vote in future Oscars.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@jadapinkettsmith/ABC

Topics: Celebrity, Will Smith

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