Zoë Kravitz is the latest Oscars attendee to speak out about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during the star-studded ceremony.
On Tuesday, Kravitz shared images of her red carpet looks from Sunday’s Oscars and commented about the incident in the photo captions. She captioned one photo: “Here’s a picture of my dress at the show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage now.”
She posted a second picture of the gown she wore to the Vanity Fair after-party and captioned the post: “And here is a picture of my dress at the party after the award show – where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now.”
The Batman actress was referring to Will Smith, who walked on stage and slapped Rock while the comedian presented the best documentary award. Rock angered Smith moments earlier, when he made a joke about the King Richard star’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her shaved head. Smith also shouted at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fu–ing mouth!”
Smith has since publicly apologized to Rock and issued a statement about the incident. The statement reads: “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,” he continued, which was the first time the Oscar winner directly apologized to the man he hit. “There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
However, much of Hollywood continues to weigh in on the matter, and the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences is reviewing the incident to determine what, if any action should be taken against Smith.
While discussing the slap on The View, Academy Governor Whoop Goldberg, said: “There will be consequences, I’m sure, but I don’t think that’s what they’re going to do, particularly because Chris said, ‘Listen, I’m not pressing any charges.’”