Willow Smith has defended her father’s infamous slap at the Oscars.
The 21-year-old said making mistakes is part of ‘humanity’ after the 53-year-old actor stormed the stage at this year’s Oscars to punch comedian Chris Rock, 57 , for making a joke about his wife’s haircut.
Singer Willow told Billboard in an interview published on Friday (06.08.22): “I see my whole family as being human, and I love and accept them for all of their humanity.
“Because of the position we find ourselves in, our humanity is sometimes not accepted, and we are expected to act in a way that is not conducive to healthy human life and is not conducive to health. ‘honesty.”
Chris gave a gag over the bald head of 50-year-old Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, comparing it to GI Jane’s buzz cut.
Willow said the spotlight on her family following her father’s slap didn’t affect her as much as her “own internal demons”.
His remarks come a week after his father took to social media to issue a new apology for his “unacceptable” behavior.
Smith said in a video: “Letting people down is my core trauma. I hate it when I let people down, so it hurts psychologically and emotionally to know that I haven’t lived up to the image and the impression people have of me.
“The work that I try to do is that I have deep remorse, and I try to have remorse without being ashamed of myself.
“I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.
Chris made it clear he wasn’t ready to sit down with the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actor.
He only briefly addressed the scandal during some of his comedy shows.
An insider told Page Six last month that Smith’s latest pardon was “too little, too late.”