Bill Maher was convicted over his comments on Jada Pinkett Smith in the wake of the Oscar slap controversy.
At the 2022 party on Sunday (March 27), Will Smith took to the stage and hit up Chris Rock after he made a joke about Pinkett Smith, whom he married.
Rock had referred to Pinkett Smith as “GI Jane” in reference to her shaved head. After the accident, it was highlighted that Reload arrays And the girl’s journey An actress with alopecia areata, she spoke publicly about her diagnosis in 2018.
While Rock addressed the incident on his stand-up show on Wednesday (March 30), saying it was ‘What happened is still being processed’He did not reveal whether he knew of the diagnosis or not. A source close to the friend He claimed the comedian “has no idea”.
Smith’s actions for her led to criticism From many of his Hollywood peers, though, the actor received a standing ovation from the Oscars crowd within an hour after the altercation occurred. He won the Best Actor Award for King RichardAnd the gave a tearful speech Which he apologized to the Academy.
TV presenter Maher on Friday (April 1) downplayed the importance of Pinkett Smith’s alopecia diagnosis in the last episode if Real time with Bill Maherasking the actor to “wear only a wig”.
“I mean, vixen, it’s not leukemia, okay?” “Vixenia is when your hair falls out – there’s the worst of it,” Maher said at the start of the show.
He came back to the topic later in the episode, saying, “If you’re so lucky in life that this is your medical problem, just say ‘Thank God.’ It’s not life threatening. It’s part of – for most people, 80 percent of men, and 50 percent of women – it’s part of aging.”
Maher continued, “Aging – believe me I know – is the degeneration of the body. It happens to all of us. And you know, just wear a wig like everyone else at the Oscars if it bothers you too much.”
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The TV presenter was heavily criticized for his “hate” comments.
One person tweeted: “If I’ve had alopecia (which I do), you know it can be very painful, both physically and emotionally. I hope Mr. Maher and the others downplay it a little more.”
Another wrote on Twitter: “It’s getting worse by the day.” Many also wondered why Maher would throw the blunder at Pinkett Smith when it was her husband who hit the rocks. At one point, he suggested he hit Smith Rock because he thought his wife wanted him to do so, and blamed “toxic femininity” for the accident.
A clip of the incident was filmed from the crowd. Shows Pinkett Smith staying firmly in place Smith also hits comedian.
Although he received a lot of criticism, Maher’s views were also supported by a group of people defending the host on Twitter.
Smith has He has since resigned from the academy, saying he was “heartbroken” in a new statement. He faces disciplinary action, which will be decided by members of the board of directors, including Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg and Laura Dern.
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