TMZ recently caught up with Will Smith on Tuesday night (Mar. 1) as he was leaving a restaurant in New York City, and questioned him about his thoughts on Chris Rock ridiculing his wife at the Oscars. However, Smith didn’t say a word; he just continued walking to his vehicle without acknowledging the reporter.
There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Chris Rock’s infamous speech; where he jabbed Jada Pinkett-Smith for boycotting the ceremony because her husband didn’t get nominated this year for Concussion.
“Jada got mad, Jada says she’s not coming, protesting, I’m like — doesn’t she have a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited,” Rock said.
While Smith has apparently remained mum about the situation, others have been more vocal about their distaste for Rock’s discourse. Tyrese recently took to Instagram to defend Jada against Rock’s comical tirade.
Controversial or not, one thing is for sure, diversity is definitely an issue at the Oscar’s and in this country as a whole. Watch the footage of Will and TMZ below.