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Willow Smith says she accepts dad Will Smith's 'humanness' after Oscars slap, plus more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 7: Willow Smith is speaking out about the ongoing fallout from her dad, Will Smith's decision to slap Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars after the comic made a crack about Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head. In a new interview with Billboard published Friday, Aug. 5, Willow says the seemingly endless media response to the incident didn't "rock me as much as my own internal demons." She also suggests that being famous can mean being held to a different standard of expectations -- one that can't always be met by people who are ultimately, well, people. "I see my whole family as being human, and I love and accept them for all their humanness," Willow says. "Because of the position that we're in, our humanness sometimes isn't accepted, and we're expected to act in a way that isn't conducive to a healthy human life and isn't conducive to being honest." When Chris made a joke about Jada's hair, or lack thereof, at the Oscars, he reportedly had no idea she'd shaved her head because she suffers from alopecia-related hair loss. He hasn't addressed the slap much beyond occasionally referencing it in standup routines. Will, meanwhile, issued another public apology on YouTube last week in which he said his "central trauma" is about "disappointing people ... so it hurts psychologically and emotionally to know that I didn't live up to people's image and impression of me." He added, "The work I'm trying to do is I am deeply remorseful, and I'm trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself." Will then apologized directly to Chris, telling the comic, "My behavior was unacceptable, and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk."Keep reading for more news ...

Willow Smith weighs in on her father's infamous 2022 Oscars slap

Willow Smith is speaking out about the ongoing fallout from her dad, Will Smith's decision to slap Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars after the comic made a crack about Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head. In a new interview with Billboard published Friday, Aug. 5, Willow says the seemingly endless media response to the incident didn't "rock me as much as my own internal demons." She also suggests that being famous can mean being held to a different standard of expectations -- one that can't always be met by people who are ultimately, well, people. "I see my whole family as being human, and I love and accept them for all their humanness," Willow says. "Because of the position that we're in, our humanness sometimes isn't accepted, and we're expected to act in a way that isn't conducive to a healthy human life and isn't conducive to being honest." When Chris made a joke about Jada's hair, or lack thereof, at the Oscars, he reportedly had no idea she'd shaved her head because she suffers from alopecia-related hair loss. He hasn't addressed the slap much beyond occasionally referencing it in standup routines. Will, meanwhile, issued another public apology on YouTube last week in which he said his "central trauma" is about "disappointing people ... so it hurts psychologically and emotionally to know that I didn't live up to people's image and impression of me." He added, "The work I'm trying to do is I am deeply remorseful, and I'm trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself." Will then apologized directly to Chris, telling the comic, "My behavior was unacceptable, and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk."

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