Denzel Washington speaks out on Will Smith’s slap


“When the devil ignores you, you are doing something wrong,” he explains.

Last Saturday, during International Leadership Summit (a series of meetings with personalities talking about their successful entrepreneurship), Denzel Washington was the guest of Bishop TD Jakes with whom he spoke about career, faith, and what happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. He explains : ” Well, there is a saying: ‘When the devil ignores you, you are doing something wrong’. The devil says: ‘Oh no, leave it alone, it’s my favorite’. Conversely, when the devil comes after you, it may be because you are trying to do something good. And for some reason the devil took hold of that circumstance that night “.

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During the Ceremony, the actor spoke to Smith during the pub break after he slapped Rock for a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. Washington recount : ” Fortunately, there were people around him. Not just me, but others. Tyler Perry immediately came to my side. [Il a dit] some prayers. I don’t want to say what we talked about, but that the grace of God touches any of us. Who are we to condemn? I don’t know all the ins and outs of the situation, but I know the only solution was prayer, the way I see it “.

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During his speech for receiving the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Williams Method, Will Smith thanked Washington repeating his words: When you are at the highest, be careful. That’s where the devil comes for you. ” And for good reason. The slap of this 94th ceremony becomes the biggest crisis in the career of the actor. The Academy of Motion Picture Art & Science (a professional organization dedicated to the improvement and worldwide promotion of cinema) launched an investigation into this event and the actor also resigned from the Academy last Friday. He will therefore no longer be able to vote for the various nominee prizes for the next competitions.

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