Will Smith ‘Will Be Fine’ After Oscars Slap Backlash

Not worried. After Will SmithMajor backlash against slapping Chris RockAt the 2022 Oscars Whoopi Goldberg compared the Academy Award winner’s future toLouis C.K.And Kanye West‘s recent Grammy wins.

“Some people found [C.K. and West’s wins] controversial, but the show didn’t have anything like last week’s controversy, which is fine,” Goldberg, 66, said during an episodeThis is The ViewMonday, April 4.

Talk show host Louie alumnus, 54, won a Grammy on Sunday, April 3 for Best Comedy Album. This is nearly five years after being accused of sexual misconduct in multiple women’s lives. Later, he confirmed the allegations.

The controversial comments made by West (44), on social media have also been in the news recently. After calling host, West, who won two Grammys, was banned from perfuming on Sunday, April 3. Trevor Noah racial slurs.

Goldberg said that Smith, 53, set a precedent with his Grammy wins, despite his incident at the Oscars last month. “Also some of Will Smith’s future projects are in question. Is there a way for him to get back on track? Yes, of course, he does,” she added. “He’ll be fine, he’ll be back. No worries.”

The 94th Academy Awards will be held on April 23rd. Suicide SquadStar raised eyebrows when Rock (57) slapped him for a joke that he made about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head. Smith apologized to Smith on social media and resigned as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” the Philadelphia native said in a statement on Friday, April 1, according to Variety. “The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy.”

At the time, Goldberg explained that she appreciated Smith’s response to the backlash even though “nobody is OK with what happened” at the awards show. The Sister ActStar also praised the Academy’s handling of the situation during the live event.

“The reason no one got up to go comfort Chris is because they weren’t gonna let anybody else on the stage,” she said on The ViewMarch 28, 2008. “There were people there for Chris. People got up and went over to Chris because they were there. [Will] is because I think a lot of people thought, ‘Oh my God, is he having a break? Do we need him to be released? What do we need to do?’ ”

The New York native added: “The reason they didn’t go and take him out is because that would’ve been another 15-to-20-minute explanation of why we’re taking the Black man out, five seconds before they’re about to decide whether he’s won an Oscar or not. I believe [producer] Will PackerHe made the right choice. He said let’s get through the rest of this so we can deal with it wholeheartedly. So that’s what went on.”

Reports from The Hollywood Reporter that Smith’s projects with Netflix and Sony were being shelved, a source told Us Weekly that Pinkett Smith, 50, is not “angry with” her husband. “It was in the heat of the moment and it was him overreacting. He knows this, she also knows that. They’re in agreement that he overreacted,” the source exclusively told UseThe couple, noting that Girls Trip actress “wishes” Smith didn’t get physical on stage.

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