Actress Mila Kunis continues to be talking about this 12 months’s Academy Awards, probably since it contained probably the most shocking moments the show has offered in quite an extended time. Will Smith infamously slapped host Chris Rock after he made a joke on the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. After which Smith won an Oscar.
In a canopy story for Magazine C, Kunis shared that she and husband Ashton Kutcher remained planted of their seats on the Dolby theater when Smith went up on stage to receive his award. She says she was “shocked” by celebrities giving him a standing ovation.
“The concept of leading by example only is smart if you even have someone to steer,” Kunis said. “We’ve got our tiny little tribe here at home, and never once do I need to inform them to do something if I’m not willing to do it myself.”
She continued, “Not standing as much as me was a no brainer, but what was shocking to me was how many individuals did get up…I assumed, wow, what a time we’re living in that reasonably than do what’s right, people concentrate on doing what looks good. It’s insane to me.”
Kunis’ “tiny little tribe” includes Kutcher and their two children, daughter Wyatt, 8, and son Dimitri, 6.
The hit from Smith got here after Rock made mention of Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, making a really dated reference to Demi Moore’s woman soldier film from 1997.
“Jada, I really like you,” said Rock to the actress within the audience. “GI Jane 2, cannot wait to see it.”
Pinkett Smith shaves her head because she has alopecia, an autoimmune disease that could cause hair loss. At first Smith laughed with the group, but then he appeared to notice his wife’s annoyance and walked on stage to slap Rock in retaliation. Once back in his seat, he said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f-cking mouth.”
Smith has made made many apologies for the moment, though he didn’t achieve this during his acceptance speech that night. He has resigned from the Academy and been banned from attending the live ceremony for the subsequent ten years, though he can still potentially be nominated for or win Oscars.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, might be released by Dial Press in February 2022.