Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates National Bald is Beautiful Day with a new snap… nearly six months after husband Will Smith’s infamous Oscar SLAP
- Pinkett Smith, 50, took to Instagram to celebrate her bald head on National Bald is Beautiful Day
- She shared the snap with her 11.7 million Instagram followers on Tuesday afternoon
- ‘Happy Bald is Beautiful day to all my brothers and sisters with no hair,’ Pinkett Smith said in the caption of her post, which gained over 42K likes
- She was wearing a stylish silky top with diamond earrings and ruby red lipstick for the snap.
- The snap comes nearly six months after her husband Will Smith’s now-infamous Oscar slap
Nearly six months after her husband Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on live TV at the Oscars, Jada Pinkett Smith is celebrating her bald head.
The 50-year-old actress and Red Table Talk host took to Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a stylish new snap.
The post comes in celebration of National Bald is Beautiful Day, with Pinkett Smith sharing a positive message with her 11.7 million followers.
‘Happy Bald is Beautiful day to all my brothers and sisters with no hair,’ Pinkett Smith said in the caption of her post, which gained over 42K likes.
She was wearing a stylish silky top with diamond earrings and ruby red lipstick for the snap.
Her bald head – due to alopecia, which she was first diagnosed with in 2018 – was the butt of a joke that lead to the now-infamous Oscar slap.
Chris Rock was presenting the Best Documentary award at the Oscars in late March, when he noticed Jada in the audience.
‘Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,’ he said, referring to the 1997 Demi Moore film G.I. Jane where she’s largely bald throughout the film.
Cameras showed Jada rolling her eyes after the joke and when they cut back to Rock, Smith got up from his seat, calmly walked to Rock and slapped him across the face, before walking back to his seat.
A stunned Rock said, ‘Will Smith just smacked the shit out of me’ as Smith started yelling from his seat, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!’
When Rock added it was, ‘A G.I. Jane joke, dude,’ Smith repeated, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth!’
While the ceremony continued as normal – including Smith winning his first Oscar for King Richard – many were surprised Smith wasn’t removed from the building.
While he wasn’t arrested, Smith ultimately resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with the Academy barring him from all Academy events for the next 10 years.
Smith would ultimately apologize on Facebook and Instagram, stating, ‘I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.’
He also apologized in a YouTube video, though Rock has yet to say anything publicly about the incident.
Rock was embarking on his Ego Death Tour in Boston just days after the Oscars, where he briefly discussed the incident on stage.
‘And I’m still kind of processing what happened, so at some point I’ll talk about that s***. And it’ll be serious and it’ll be funny, but right now I’m going to tell some jokes,’ Rock said.
Pinkett first addressed the slap on her Red Table Talk show in early June, urging Rock and Smith to ‘talk it out.’
‘Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,’ she said.
‘The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening,’ she concluded.