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Jada Pinkett Smith addresses alopecia struggles & Will Smith's viral Oscars slap for the first time

Jada Pinkett Smith finally addressed the Oscars slap on 'Red Table Talk': “My Deepest Hope Is These Two Intelligent And Capable Men Talk This Out”

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Hopes Will Smith and Chris Rock ‘Reconcile’

Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out on Oscars slap: 'We all actually need one another more than ever'

The 50-year-old actress brings the Oscar slap to the red table on Wednesday.

Before launching into a show that addresses the 147 million people living with alopecia “including me,” Smith began her show with her first public statement about the Academy Awards on March 27 and how her husband Will slapped Chris Rock on stage after the comic made a joke about her appearance.

“This is a really important Red Table Talk on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition, and to inform people about what alopecia actually is. Now about Oscar night: my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heel, talk this out, and reconcile. 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 to keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”

Jada then addressed the shame surrounding alopecia and having to go bald “without a choice.” Her mother Adrienne said that it looked like her daughter “had surgery on her skull” as a result of the autoimmune disorder that causes hair to fall out in patches.

“That gives me a lot of anxiety,” said Jada, who ultimately shaved her head. “What’s my hair going to look like today?”


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