Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley was fast to get behind actor Will Smith after he slapped comic Chris Rock on stage on the Oscars Sunday night time.
Then the social media publish was shortly deleted.
Pressley, who suffers from alopecia, on Twitter thanked Smith after he took a swing at Rock for a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, not having hair. Jada additionally suffers from alopecia areata, an autoimmune dysfunction that causes hair loss.
“#Alopecia nation stand up!” Pressley tweeted moments after the assault on stage in entrance of thousands and thousands of individuals world wide. “Thank you #WillSmith Shout out to all of the husbands who defend their wives residing with alopecia within the face of every day ignorance & insults.
“#Oscars Women with baldies are for real men only only,” the congresswoman added. “Boys need not apply.”
The Twitter publish was eliminated quickly after it went up Sunday night time.
Pressley on Monday tweeted that she doesn’t assist violence.
“My life’s work has always been about trauma & healing,” she wrote. “I’m a survivor — I don’t endorse violence in any kind.
“Let’s talk about what it’s like to live with #alopecia,” Pressley added. “The deeply susceptible & troublesome moments that our households see. Appreciation publish for many who maintain us down & assist us after we’re at our lowest factors. They see us, totally.
“Our bodies are not public domain,” the congresswoman wrote. “They are not a line in a joke — especially when the transformation is not of our choosing. I’m a survivor of violence. I’m a proud Alopecian. The psychological toll we carry daily is real. Team Jada always. That’s that on that.”
The slap fallout continued on Monday because the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences denounced Smith’s actions. The Academy stated it has already opened an investigation into the incident.
“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,” the Academy stated in an announcement. “We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct and California law.”
In addition to Smith slapping Rock, Smith from his seat shouted for Rock to “get my wife’s name out your (expletive) mouth.”
Smith later within the ceremony received greatest actor for taking part in Richard Williams — father to Venus and Serena in “King Richard” — and he apologized to the Academy throughout his acceptance speech.
The Los Angeles Police Department stated it was conscious of the incident, however not pursuing an investigation as a result of the particular person concerned declined to file a police report.
Some Academy members are calling for the Academy to take disciplinary motion in opposition to Smith.
“He disgraced our entire community tonight,” tweeted director-writer-producer Marshall Herskovitz.
Whoopi Goldberg, a member of the Academy’s board of governors, stated the Academy received’t take away the very best actor Oscar from Smith.
“There will be consequences, I’m sure,” Goldberg stated on “The View.”
Meanwhile, Rock is ready to return to Boston for six comedy reveals at The Wilbur this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Herald wire providers had been used on this report.