Jaden Smith Tweets After Will Smith and Chris Rock Oscars 2022 Slap: ‘And That’s How We Do It’

TL;DR:

  • Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022 due to a joke Rock made about Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • Jaden Smith, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s son, tweeted in response.
  • Jaden Smith asked to emancipate from his parents years ago.
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith smiling at an event
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscars 2022 altercation will go down in history. After Chris Rock made a joke regarding Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will hopped on stage to smack Rock. Now, Jaden Smith, Will and Jada’s son, is tweeting about what just occurred on stage.

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscars 2022 physical altercation shocked viewers

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscars 2022 physical altercation seemingly came out of nowhere, and many viewers assumed the situation was staged. Prior to presenting an award, Rock made a jab at Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, as she has alopecia. “Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it, all right?” he said, according to E! News. That’s when Will went on stage and punched the comedic presenter.

After the slap, Will returned to his seat and yelled at Rock. “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!” he shouted.

It’s now officially confirmed that the situation wasn’t planned. “Someone who works for the Oscars told me that Chris Rock was not interrupted by Will Smith at rehearsals yesterday,” Variety’s executive editor Ramin Setoodeh posted to Twitter, according to E! News. “It was not supposed to happen. It was real. #Oscars.”

Jaden Smith tweeted his reaction to Will Smith and Chris rock’s Oscars 2022 slap

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s kids, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, are no strangers to the spotlight. Jaden, who’s 23, and Willow, who’s 21, have acted in movies and created music. They’ve also appeared on Jada’s talk show, Red Table Talk, where they discuss their real-life family issues for all the world to see.

With that said, it’s no surprise that Jaden took to Twitter to seemingly make a comment regarding Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscars 2022 moment. “And that’s how we do it,” the 23-year-old tweeted on March 28, 2022.

Jaden’s tweet continues to pick up steam. Just an hour after he released the tweet, it received 34,000 retweets and nearly 200,000 likes.

So far, it doesn’t look like Willow released any tweets or statements just yet.

Unrelated to Will Smith’s kids, Representative Ayanna Pressley reportedly also tweeted about the incident — but she since deleted the tweet.”#Alopecia nation stand up!” she wrote, according to the Daily Beast. “Thank you #WillSmith shout out to all the husbands who defend their wives living with alopecia in the face of daily ignorance & insults.” Pressley opened up about her own alopecia diagnosis back in 2020.

Did Jaden Smith emancipate himself from his parents?

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on the red carpet at the Oscars 2022. Will Smith is waving with his mouth open excitedly
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

With Jaden Smith back in the spotlight after Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscars 2022 moment, viewers may be wondering where the young adult stands with his parents now — especially after the near-emancipation.

Buzzfeed reports Jaden asked Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith if he could legally emancipate from them at 15 years old. After the catastrophic failure of Will and Jaden’s movie After Earth, Jaden received scathing press. This led Jaden to want to emancipate from his parents altogether.

So, did Jaden Smith emancipate himself at 15? Buzzfeed reports Will wrote in his memoir that his son decided not to go through with it, but it was a difficult time for their family. “At 15 years old, when Jaden asked about being an emancipated minor, my heart shattered,” Will wrote. “He ultimately decided against it, but it sucks to feel like you’ve hurt your kids.”

Today, it seems like Jaden has a lot of respect for his parents, as they were willing to let him make his own decisions as a teen.

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