Jada Pinkett SmithÂ is moving on afterÂ Chris Rockâ€™s now-famousÂ joke about her at the 2016 Oscars. After the nominations announcement revealed that, like the year before, all the acting nominees areÂ white, the 44-year-old actress a vowed to boycottÂ the ceremony. She was among many people, including celebs, who spoke out about the lack of diversity.
Oscars host and fellow African-American star Rock had made the issue a key theme of his jokes, including one during his monologue that dissed Jadaâ€”and husband and actorÂ Will Smith. â€œJada said sheâ€™s not coming. I was like, â€˜Isnâ€™t she on a TV show?â€™ Jadaâ€™s gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihannaâ€™s panties. I wasnâ€™t invited!â€
On Saturday, Jada made her first public comments about Rock since the Oscars. â€œIt comes with the territory, sweetheart,â€ she told photographers as she made her way through Los Angeles International Airport. â€œHey look, it comes with the territory but we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. Thereâ€™s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now.
We gotta keep it moving.â€ In his monologue, Rock also said Jadaâ€™s â€œman Will was notÂ nominated for Concussion. I get it. You get mad. Itâ€™s not fair that Will was this good and didnâ€™t get nominated. Youâ€™re right. Itâ€™s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West!â€ Will was spottedÂ leaving the set of his upcoming film Collateral Beauty in New York City a day after the Oscars. When asked about Rockâ€™s remarks, the actor flashed his famous smile and displayed the peace sign.