Will Smith’s Mother Speaks Out After Oscars Incident

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Carolyn Smith, Will Smith’s mother, was gathered with family at her home in the Philadelphia suburbs Sunday night, excited to watch her son at the Academy Awards.

And while she told CNN affiliate 6abc that she had immense pride that the actor won his first Oscar for his performance in “King Richard,” she said she was shocked by him slapping Chris Rock.

“He is a very even, people person,” she said. “That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him go off. First time in his lifetime.”

The star hit Rock after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.

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Ellen Smith, Will Smith’s sister, talked to the station about the pressure her brother is under as a celebrity.

“Everybody has been bully or abused in some kind of way,” she said. “I totally understand.”
Carolyn Smith said her son’s win on Sunday was culmination of years of hope and hard work by the actor.

“I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting,” she said. “When I heard the name, I was just, ‘Yes!'”

Source: CNN. Headline photo: Will Smith and his mother Carolyn Smith (Stock image)

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  1. no apology needed from Rock. it’s ‘comedy’. what’s the big deal … smh. Jada needs to get a life and Will needs a divorce 😂… asap.

  2. you see what i was saying? the guy is a human being just like everyone else and people can only take so much so watch how you treat and talk to people, even his mother that knows him inside and out has not seen that behavior in him ever, what he did was not right but i dont see or hear nobody telling Chris rock nothing for his smart mouth joke, people need to stop bullying and then when they get what they deserved and looked for want to play victim afterwards.

    I believe Chriss rock deserves to apologize to both Will and Jada as well


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