Tyler Perry still can’t believe Will Smith could walk up the stage to slap Chris Rock over a joke about Jada Pinkett’s bald head. According to Tyler, he still can’t believe Will got himself into that messy situation via People Magazine;
Tyler Perry is reflecting on what happened in the moments immediately following Will Smith’s Oscars incident.
Perry (who was at the Oscars to honor Sidney Poitier during the In Memoriam segment) was photographed speaking to Will along with Denzel Washington directly after the smack, but as he clarified to King, he wasn’t “comforting” him, he was “deescalating” the situation.
“There’s a difference between comforting and deescalating, that’s No. 1. And I left early to get to Chris to make sure he was okay. Being friends with both of them has been very difficult,” said Perry.
“Trust me, as painful as it was for all of us in the room, it was as painful for Chris, who was a pure champion for the way he handled it,” he added. “But I want you to understand that something happened that was extremely painful for [Will] as well. That is no excuse. He was completely wrong for what he did. But something triggered him — that is so out of everything he is.”
Perry also added that the outburst was “wrong in no uncertain terms, and I made sure I said that to Will.”
“And I’ll tell you, when we walked over to him, he was devastated. He couldn’t believe what happened. He couldn’t believe he did it,” the filmmaker/actor recalled of Will’s demeanor. “I’m looking at this man in his eyes going, ‘What are you doing? This is your night.’ And to get all the way to this moment, winning an Oscar, that was one of the crowning moments of his career that he wanted so desperately, and to have something like that happen….”
“I think he is very much in reflection of trying to figure out what happened,” continued Perry. “Because what I’ll tell you is I just read his book, and there’s this moment about not being able to protect his mother [as a child]. I know that feeling — I’m getting chills just thinking about it. I know that feeling of being a man and thinking about the little boy. And if that trauma is not dealt with right away, as you get older it will show up in the most inappropriate, most horrible time. I know Will. I know him well.”
Will Smith was probably possessed by a demon called “Jada” to have been able to walk up the stage to embarrass himself.
Perry is speaking about how Smith has trauma from his childhood and how Jada has taken advantage of that and made him the worst person.
Flip to the next page for more times that Jada has triggered Will into being the worst version of himself.