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Vivica A. Fox says people are ‘happy’ about her take on Will Smith, Chris Rock
Vivica A. Fox says she received praise for calling Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars “Black-on-Black crime.”
“They were like, ‘Well, you told the truth!’” she added. “Some people thought I was gonna maybe sugar coat it because, of course,
I know all parties involved, but I was disappointed — I mean, really disappointed.”
When asked if she had spoken to Smith, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, or Rock — who made the joke about Pinkett Smith that led to the smack — the star said she had not.
“I mean, listen, no one ever expected that to happen,” she told us. “All of us were literally blindsided and disappointed by a very unfortunate event
Fox, however, did applaud Smith, 53, for addressing the incident moments after it happened while he accepted the award for Best Actor
“I just love that Will was man enough to stand up and to apologize that night, you know?”
She told us of the apology the actor issued only to his “fellow nominees” and to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Who knows what got into him, but we’re gonna pray for him. He’s still Will Smith. He’s still Will Smith.”
“He made the biggest mistake of his life on the biggest night of his life, but he said, ‘I’ll take full responsibility for this.’ He apologized to everyone,” Fox added