Without a doubt, one of the most relevant and controversial moments during the Oscars on March 27 was the start that actor Will Smith had against Chris Rock by slapping him after he made a joke about it. to the alopecia suffered by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Two months after the incident, the actor’s wife Prince of rap in Bel-Air He broke the silence and during the recent publication of the emotional episode of his program Red Table Talkfinally addressed the issue of what happened at the last Academy Awards.
At the beginning of the program, the actress began by commenting that the aggressive start that her husband had with the comedian during the delivery of the statuettes opened the door for thousands of people to approach her and tell her their own stories about alopecia areata.
In addition, he commented that his greatest hope is that both Will and Chris smooth things over and are able to give themselves the opportunity to heal, talk about it and reconcile, since due to how bad things are in the world, now more than ever, we all need to be united.
Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands of people have contacted me with their stories.
– Jada Pinkett Smith
In this emotional episode, Jada wanted to give all people who suffer from the condition of hair loss the opportunity to inform people about what this disease really is. For this reason, during the 30 minutes that the broadcast lasted, the actress had guests who shared her own stories about how this disease affects them.
Among the guests on her show, she had her daughter Willow and her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, with whom she talked about how difficult it has been to lose her hair and how important it was to have had them by her side in the process.
However, the strongest testimony was that of Niki Ball, the mother of Rio Allred, a 12-year-old girl who, after her fight against alopecia, was a victim of bullying at her school, until tired of being teased, the little girl decided commit suicide.
She was very strong about hair loss. She kept going even when she was still falling for him. She had these big bald spots. And she said, ‘I don’t want to do that anymore, can I shave my head?’ And so we did. And she just shone.
– Nikki Ball
During the interview on the Jada Pinkett show, Rio’s mother recalled how shocking it was for her to find her lifeless daughter and how difficult her life has been after her painful loss.
I walked into the room, like I always do. It seemed strange to me that the lamp was still on. And the way she organized the room. I did not see her. And I called her ‘Rio’. Anything. ‘This is a bit strange. Something is wrong’.
With tears in her eyes, both Jada and her mother and daughter listened attentively to the narration of the painful memory of this mother who, unfortunately, lost her daughter because of the ridicule she received for suffering from this autoimmune disease.