Jaden Smith took to Twitter to express his support for his father, Will Smith, following a controversial incident at the 94th Academy Awards. After Will's confrontation with Chris Rock, in which he smacked the comedian on stage before winning the Best Actor award for his role in "King Richard," Jaden tweeted on Sunday night, "And That's How We Do It." In another tweet, he shared a photo of himself wearing sunglasses in a car's backseat, saying, "My Dads Speech Made Me Cry."
The incident occurred at the awards show when Rock made a comment about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss, which she recently spoke about, revealing her struggle with alopecia. He joked, "Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can't wait to see ya." In response, Will, 53, walked onto the stage and slapped Rock in the face, shocking the audience and viewers worldwide. A surprised Rock responded, "Oh wow... Will Smith just smacked the s— out of me."
Upon returning to his seat, Will shouted up to the stage at Rock, "Keep my wife's name out your f—ing mouth!" Rock tried to explain that it was just a joke about "G.I. Jane," but Will repeated his demand. "I'm going to, okay?" Rock replied, adding, "That was the ... greatest night in the history of television," before continuing with his presenting duties.
During his acceptance speech for Best Actor, Will apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees, but notably left out any reference to Rock. "I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees," he said. He then joked about his character in "King Richard" and how love can lead to doing crazy things.
Will also expressed gratitude for being able to love and care for his family, including his mother and wife, and hoped to be invited back to the Academy in the future. The 2022 Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and broadcasted on ABC.