Zoë Kravitz calls out Will Smith’s Oscars slap: ‘We are apparently assaulting people on stage now’

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Zoe Kravitz is speaking out about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

The actress, 33, posted an image of herself from the red carpet before the Oscars began on Sunday night and captioned it, “here’s a picture of my dress at the show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage.”

Kravitz is referring to the moment Smith slapped Rock on stage while he was presenting an award.

Zoë Kravitz called out Will Smith for

Zoe Kravitz called out Will Smith for “assaulting” Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
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Smith stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd and viewers at home when he took the stage during Rock’s remarks after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Smith’s wife.

Rock turned to Pinkett Smith and said, “Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ I can’t wait for it to arrive. “

The joke touched a nerve. Pinkett Smith, whose head has been shaved, has spoken out publicly about her alopecia diagnosis. Rock has made jokes about her before. Rock hosted the 2016 Oscars, when some were boycotting the ceremony over the #OscarsSoWhite group of nominees, including the Smiths. Rock said, “Jada’s boycott of the Oscars is like Rihanna’s boycotting her panties.” I was not invited. “

Kravitz attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

Kravitz attended the 94th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
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Smith strode on stage and slapped the comedian across the face. Smith screamed twice for Rock to “get your wife’s name out of your (expletive).” His words echoed clearly throughout the Dolby, though ABC cut the audio for about 15 seconds. Smith was awarded best actor within an hour. Smith apologized to the academy during his acceptance speech.

Kravitz posted a second image from her look at the Vanity Fair after party and captioned this image, “and here is a picture of my dress at the party after the award show -where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now. “

Kravitz’s posts elicited responses from her fans, with one Twitter user writing on Tuesday, “im glad zoe kravitz said that now we can just focus on Zendaya”.

Kravitz attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills on Sunday where Smith also made an appearance.

Kravitz attended the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills on Sunday where Smith also made an appearance.
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Another user wrote, “the looks are killer, the captions are the tone of reality i’m living for. “

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross left a comment on her post and said, “a stunner and a beauty as usual.”

On Monday, Smith publicly apologized to Rock via Instagram.

His complete statement was: “My behavior at last evening’s Academy Awards were unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes are part of the job. However, a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much to bear so I reacted emotionally.

Will Smith won his first Oscar award just minutes after slapping Rock in the face.

Just minutes after hitting Rock in the face, Will Smith won his Oscar award.
(Foto AP/Chris Pizzello)

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was wrong and I was out of line. I am ashamed of my actions and they are not indicative of the man that I want to become. In a world of love, kindness, and violence, there is no place.


“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I apologize to my Williams Family and King Richard. I am deeply sorry for my actions that have ruined what was a beautiful journey for us all.

” I am still learning. Sincerely, Will. “

Smith hits presenter Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars.

Smith presents Rock on stage as Smith presents the Oscars award for best documentary film.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Smith’s statement comes after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said it is launching a formal review into the altercation.


In a statement Monday, a spokesperson for the film academy told Variety: “The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show. We have begun a formal review of the incident and will examine further actions and consequences in accordance to our bylaws and standards of conduct as well as California law. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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