Jada Pinkett Smith makes a return to Red Table Talk for its fifth season

Jada Pinkett Smith makes a return to Red Table Talk for its fifth season

The question on everyone's lips is - 'Will Jada Pinkett Smith address the Oscars slap?'

Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith / Instagram

Jada Pinkett Smith is back with another season of her Facebook Watch series, 'The Red Table', which she hosts alongside her daughter and mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris.  

The first episode aired on Wednesday, April 20 - almost a month after Jada's husband, Will Smith, made headlines for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards.

Ever since the drama happened, Jada has not shared a word about her feelings and many were hoping she would address the issue on the show. The star, however, chose to remain silent. 

READ: LETTER: Will Smith breaks silence after slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

Fifth season 

The fifth season of the hit show features the likes of Janelle Monáe, who spoke about what led to her coming out and her father's drug addiction. It will also have Kim Basinger, who spoke about her divorce from Alec Baldwin and suffering with anxiety. There will also be an interview with the parents of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, who committed suicide earlier this year. 

2022 Academy Awards

Will Smith stole the show at the 2022 Academy Awards. 

He made headlines after he slapped comedian Chris Rock during the live global broadcast. 

The slapping came after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's health condition, alopecia. 

Following the incident, Will Smith apologised for his behaviour. 

"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress," he wrote on Instagram

Will Smith has since resigned from the Academy and was banned from the awards ceremonies for ten years. 

READ: Will Smith banned from Oscars ceremonies for 10 years

Image courtesy of Instagram

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