Will Smith-Chris Rock's slap controversy is currently the talk of the town. As many know, yesterday, at the 94th Academy Awards, Will went on stage and slapped Chris for making a joke on his wife Jada Pinkett's hair. After taking a seat, Will then yelled at Chris, 'keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth.' Will's reaction to Chris' joke shocked everyone and left netizens divided. While many thought Will was right on his part for defending his wife, a lot of people were not happy. Celebs have been sharing their thoughts on the shocking incident.
Now, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has also reacted to it. The actress took to her Instagram Stories to share a post by an Instagram page 'Yuvaa'. The post talks about understanding comedy and masculinity.
It also talked about Jada's medical condition Alopecia. Jada has been vocal about her struggle. The post said that in a world where women's beauty is often tied to her hair, the situation was a delicate one for her. It also further noted that any comedian should not make fun of anyone's appearance. It says, "Punching down is never a good comedy." ALSO READ:Will Smith APOLOGISES To Chris Rock For Slapping Him On Stage At The Oscars; 'Joke About Jada's Medical Condition Was Too Much For Me To Bear'
The post also condemned Will's reaction and related it to toxic masculinity. The post read, "No matter how wrong or offensive the person is, assaulting them is a crime."
On Tuesday, Will issued an apology to Chris for his behaviour at the Oscars. He released a statement on Instagram and stated that behaviour was 'unacceptable and inexcusable.' The 'King Richard' actor also mentioned that Chris' 'joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.'