Oscar slap: Serena Williams reflects on Will Smith’s controversy, says ‘we’re all human’

Oscar slap: Serena Williams reflects on Will Smith's controversy, says 'we're all human'

Tennis legend, Serena Williams has refflected on Will Smith’s infamous slap at the Oscars overshadowed some special moments for others.

Glamsquad recalls that Will Smith, 53, famously stormed on stage during the Oscars ceremony in March and slapped Rock across the face after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head, not knowing that she suffers from a medical condition namely alopecia.

In a conversation with Gayle King on CBS Mornings, Serena Williams, 41, offered her thoughts on Smith slapping Chris Rock in March 2022. She said she hopes people understand “we’re all human” and make mistakes

Read Also: INTERVIEW: Why my parents threw me away at birth – Toyin Abraham spills

The mother of one didn’t directly addressed Smith, Rock or the infamous slap, she broached the subject while referencing King Richard when discussing her father, Richard Williams.

In reference to Rock, after he was slapped, and  awarding Questlove with an Oscar in the Best Documentary category, Serena said

“I thought it was such an incredible film and I feel that there was an incredible film after that with Questlove that kind of was overshadowed,”

In reference to Rock, after he was slapped, Serena said awarding Questlove with an Oscar in the Best Documentary category

“But I also feel that I’ve been in a position where I’ve been under a lot of pressure and made a tremendous amount of mistakes, and I’m the kind of person that’s just like, ‘I’ve been there. I’ve made a mistake. It’s not the end of the world.’ We’re all imperfect and we’re all human and let’s just be kind to each other. So, that’s often forgotten a lot.”

The consequences of the widely watched and heard slap were immediate. Smith, who won his first Oscar for Best Actor for playing Williams’ father, was banned from attending Academy events for a decade, and his ongoing projects were either canceled or put on hold indefinitely.

However, the damage seems to have subsided as Will Smith on Tuesday announced that he and actor, Martin Lawrence will team up for Bad Boys 4.

Read Also: Nephew of Michael Jackson to Portray the Icon in Upcoming King of Pop Biopic