Carolyn Smith, the mom of American actor Will Smith says she was stunned by her son slapping actor Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars ceremony held in Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 27 March.
THE SLAP THAT WENT VIRAL… AND WHY
Will Smith had tongues wagging across the globe after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars on Sunday 27 March. This was after Rock made a G.I. Jane 2 joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.
Will first laughed but his reaction changed when he saw that his wife was left unimpressed. It is also important to note that Jada opened up about being bald because of alopecia. Will got off his seat and stormed on stage to slap Rock across the face.
“Keeps my wife’s name out your f**king mouth,” he said.
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WILL SMITH’S MOM: ‘FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN HIM GO OFF’
So, what did the Bad Boys star’s mom think about the incident that went viral on social media? 85-year-old Carolyn Smith was stunned by her son’s outburst, she told 6ABC.
“He is a very even, people person. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him go off. First time in his lifetime… I’ve never seen him do that,” she said.
“I know how he works, how hard he works…I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting. When I heard the name, I was just, ‘Yes!,” she said off her son taking the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in King Richard.
WILL’S YOUNGER SISTER ELLEN SMITH WEIGHS IN
Carolyn Smith said that she and her family gathered around in the TV in the suburbs of Philadelphia to watch the ceremony. So, what does the rest of the family think?
Will’s younger sister Ellen Smith said that she knows the things he had to go through to get where he is. So, she is convinced that he will take the right path moving forward.
“I’ve had conversations with him, and it like really kind of broke my heart listening to the things he’s said he had to go through to get to where he is,” she told 6ABC.
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