BALTIMORE (WJZ) – It was the slap that caused a stir around the world.
Everyone turned their heads when Will Smith walked onto the stage during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony and hit comedian Chris Rock after Rock joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
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“Will Smith just slapped me,” Rock said.
Viewers were shocked to see an angry Smith walk up to and hit Rock after he made a GI Jane joke that revolved around Smith’s wife’s shaved head.
“Get my wife’s name out of your mouth,” Smith shouted.
Jada Pinkett Smith has been public about her battle with hair loss for years.
“All know I’ve struggled with hair loss,” Pinkett said in an Instagram post.
Dr Chesahna Kindra, a dermatologist in Columbia, Maryland, said: “Socially, it’s unacceptable for women to lose their hair, which is really unfair because it affects both women and men. man and woman”.
Kindra is among a group of dermatologists and others who commend Pinkett for refusing to hide her hair loss.
“Patients realize they are not alone,” says Kindra.
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Pinkett is from Baltimore. She attended the Baltimore School of the Arts and married Will Smith near Timonium in 1997.
In his acceptance speech, Smith said that “love will make you do crazy things.”
“I want to apologize to the Academy,” he added. “I would like to apologize to all of my fellow nominees.”
On Monday night, Smith issued a public apology on social media saying he was “embarrassed” and “out of place”.
But while many were watching the Oscars, some Marylanders were fast asleep.
Senator Will Smith of Maryland (D-Montgomery County) is one of them.
“I went to bed pretty early. I have a three-and-a-half year old child,” said Senator Smith.
On Monday morning, Senator Smith woke up to dozens of angry Twitter messages expressing his disdain for the violence that took place during the Oscars ceremony.
Senator Smith said: “Being mistaken for one of the most famous people on Earth is funny, but it is clear that the behavior that led to it is not funny at all.
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But with hundreds of new Twitter followers, he vowed to use his social media following to highlight important issues in Maryland.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/28/maryland-lawmaker-sees-backside-of-will-smiths-oscars-smackdown/ Maryland Lawmaker Sees Back of Will Smith’s Oscar-Awarded Smackdown – CBS Baltimore