Psychedelics used as therapeutic treatment isn’t new, but Jaden Smith recently talked about how using them helped him develop deeper empathy. It also explains his tweets! Jaden admitted that psychedelics helped his relationships with his siblings after being introduced to them by his mom Jada Pinkett-Smith, who Jaden says has been using psychedelics for a “really, really” (emphasis on “really”) long time.”
Well, we knew this day was coming because people wouldn’t shut up about it for the past year. Chris Rock has finally addressed the day his face became a personal handball court for Will Smith, and hold back; he did not. Many have been waiting for him to break his silence, but Chris knew the only way to speak on it was if there was a check involved. Netflix immediately responded with, “We got you Chris!” and thus his live comedy special Chris Rock: Selective Outrage was born. And, of course, during his time on stage, he addressed The Slap as well as the corny Dad joke he tossed at Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, that led to ten billion think pieces.
After laying down numerous jokes about Will Smith’s glorified roommate Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock got slapped by Will so hard it took him a whole year to retaliate. The New York Post says that now Chris is back and ready to live out his Carrie revenge fantasy with his new live and unedited Netflix special called Selective Outrage, which comes out this weekend. After all the countless commentaries, apologies, memes, and Red Table Talks, Chris is ready to use the slap for jokes for his Netflix special. Well, he did tell us that he wouldn’t talk about the slap unless he got paid.
The Academy Board Is Reportedly Divided On Whether To Take Away Will Smith’s Oscar Or Not (UPDATE: He’s Been Banned From The Oscars For 10 Years)
UPDATE: Will Smith will get to keep his Oscar but he won’t be able to go to any Academy events for the next 10 years. That means he will not present Best Actress (like most previous Best Actor winners do) at next year’s Oscars. Deadline has the Academy’s full statement, but here’s the main part of it.
Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation. The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.
We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.
This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope this can begin a time of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted.
And here’s the original post:
In the aftermath of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, people have brought out old clips that show the messiness in his marriage with Jada Pinkett-Smith. One clip that has gone viral is one where Jada attempts to rope Will into an uncomfortable conversation during an IG Live where he’s looking at her like “Not Today Satan” the entire time. On top of that, it’s also being reported that going into today’s meeting on if Will should be punished, the Academy board is split on if his Best Actor Oscar should be taken away.
The slap heard around the world has been on our collective minds for what seems like forever. Everyone has gotten involved from Amy “I’m Traumatized” Schumer to Diddy (?). But you know who will no longer be involved in this mess? Will Smith! 2022’s Best Actor Oscar winner has officially resigned from the Academy.
2022’s hottest new miniseries The Slappening!, starring Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith and Chris Rock, is still going on with more plot twists than an episode of Cobra Kai. And the hits just keep on coming! (sorry y’all, I had to). After the Smith’s bargain bin apology, now it’s being revealed that after the incident Jada was allegedly laughing and Will may or may not have been asked to leave. Meanwhile, in Boston, Chris has finally emerged to sort of address the situation.