Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Chris Rock’s Oscars Jokes

“We gotta keep it moving,” says actress who boycotted Academy Awards ceremony this year

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith at Concussion Premiere Oscars
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Jada Pinkett Smith has finally responded to the jokes Chris Rock made about her during his opening monologue at the Oscars on Feb. 28.

“Hey look, it comes with the territory,” Jada told X17. “But we gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There’s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving.”

Both Jada and her husband Will Smith refused to attend this year’s Academy Awards ceremony due to the fact that no actors of color were nominated for the second year in a row.

That left them wide open, however, to criticism from Rock, who targeted both the actress and her husband when he opened the show.

“Jada [Pinkett Smith] boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna‘s panties. I wasn’t invited,” Rock said.

“It’s not fair that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for ‘Wild Wild West!’” he joked.

Rock also took aim at the entire industry, wondering aloud if the institution as a whole is racist. “Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right. It’s the kind of racist we’ve grown accustomed to. It’s sorority racist. ‘We like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa,” he quipped.