Tiffany Haddish gives fierce defense of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

“When I saw a black man standing up for his wife, it meant so much to me,” Haddish told People at the Governors Ball after-party.

“As a wife, who hasn’t been protected, someone saying, ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth, leave my wife alone,’ that’s what your husband’s supposed to do, n ‘is this not ? protect you.”

Some comedians worried that Smith’s attack would invite other offended people to attack the comics simply because they didn’t like the jokes. “Now we all have to wonder who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters,” Kathy Griffin wrote.

But Haddish, a friend of the couple who starred with Jada Pinkett Smith on ‘Girls Trip’, insisted Will Smith, who won Best Actor for ‘King Richard’, did the right thing. .

“Maybe the world might not like the way it happened, but to me it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen because it made me believe that there are still men who love and care about their wives, their wives,” she told People.

Rock was introducing the Best Documentary category when he joked with Pinkett Smith, “Jada, I love you. “GI Jane 2”, I can’t wait to see it. Demi Moore had her head memorably shaved for the 1997 military drama “GI Jane.”

Smith came on stage and punched Rock, repeatedly telling him, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”

Rock, trying to stay calm, said, “It was the greatest night in television history.”


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