Chris Rock made a joke about Jada pinkett Smith at the Oscars.
Pinkett Smith’s activism from 1997 can be seen being mocked in newly discovered footage. This was evident amid ongoing controversy about what we will call “The Pinkett Smith Activism”. The slap This is Will Smith performing on stage while smacking Rock.
Although many people instantly remembered that Rock poked fun at Jada in the 2016 Oscars, this clip shows us that there’s more history there than we may have thought.
Rock used to host his late-night show and can be seen laughing about Pinkett Smith’s participation at the Million Woman March in one episode.
You can watch the clip in a compilation created by Lailah Lynn and titled, “The BIZARRE Reason Chris Rock Has Been Harassing Jada Pinkett Since The 90s.”
“Million Women March was on last week in Philadelphia. I talked to Ice Cube, he called it ‘B****es by the Bell,'”The clip includes Rock’s words. He adds: “I didn’t say it! Ice Cube said it. And Too Short said it too!”
The Million Woman March was an October 1997 protest in Philadelphia that supported and defended African American women. Family unity was a major theme of this march. It also highlighted what it means to be a woman of African descent in America.
Rock makes a joke about why it took so long for the event to be organized. He claimed that the reason was that the women didn’t want to wear the exact same outfits. Jada, who was the speaker at the event was then directly called out.
“You know, at the Million Women March, there were moving speeches from people like Maxine Waters, Winnie Mandela, and here are some inspirational words from the lovely Jada Pinkett.”
The video was then edited to show a clip of Jada at the march. “I am here today because this is an act of power, women. Okay?”
The edited footage cuts to her shouting the lyrics. “The Roof Is on Fire”Instead, use her actual speech.
“YOOOO…This is 1997. Chris Rock is clowning the Million Woman March (or as it calls it, Bitches by the Bell), but Jada’s SPECIFICALLY, and look at this s***,”One person said it.
“I might actually revise the slap judgment. The ‘keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth’ now has my full support,” read one tweet.
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