One of the zingers in Chris Rock’s 2016 Oscars monologue was lobbed at Jada Pinkett Smith, who, as you may have heard, boycotted the ceremony this year together with her husband Will Smith.
“Jada said she’s not coming,” began Rock, with his trademark shit-eating grin. “I was like ‘Isn’t she on a TV show?’ Jada’s gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited!”
Rock did acknowledge that her “man Will was not nominated for Concussion.” “I get it,” he said. “You get mad. It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West!”
Will, for his part, merely shot reporters a grin and a peace sign when, the day after the Oscars, he was asked about Rock’s jokes.
And, via E! Online, Pinkett Smith isn’t sweating Rock’s remarks either. On Saturday, March 5, she made her way through LAX as photographers swarmed her.
“It comes with the territory, sweetheart,” she said. “Hey look, it comes with the territory, but we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There’s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving.”
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