Chris Rock’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith explained

Ah, so this is what that joke meant.

Will Smith suddenly became the news of the day when he slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars in march 2022. The latter had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s lack of hair, which is caused by a disease called Alopecia. People who suffer from this disease have an overly active immune system, which attacks hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out. It’s not a deadly disease and most people who suffer from it have no other symptoms. Still, in a world where feminine beauty is often linked to having long hair, it can have a very strong psychological effect on the person suffering from it. 

So when Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair loss, something in Will snapped and he slapped him. This has put Jada Pinkett Smith and her disease in the spotlight as well, with many people wondering… What exactly did Chris Rock mean when he said ‘Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you’?

Find out on the next page!