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Tiffany Haddish was moved by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars because he was “standing up for his wife.”

The actress and comedian spoke with People after the awards show and she called the controversial moment “beautiful.”

She explained:

When I saw a Black man stand up for his wife. That meant so much to me.

As a woman, who has been unprotected, for someone to say, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your mouth, leave my wife alone,’ that’s what your husband is supposed to do, right? Protect you.

And that meant the world to me. And maybe the world might not like how it went down, but for me, it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen because it made me believe that there are still men out there that love and care about their women, their wives.

Would you do that for your wife? Would you say, ‘Keep my wife’s name out your mother f–king…’ Like, yes! Yes!

Tiffany Haddish noted that she considers Chris Rock a friend, but added: 

Why would you do that? He didn’t even run the joke by her, but she was hurt though.

If she wouldn’t have been hurt, [Will] probably wouldn’t have said nothing.

But you could see he was clearly… And they exploited it. They exploited her, so ‘I have to do something’… He protected his wife.

Tiffany and Jada Pinkett Smith are friends and they co-starred in the hit 2017 film, Girl’s Trip

While speaking with “Entertainment Tonight,” Tiffany gave the correspondent hell during the interview, but ultimately said Jada better take care of business when they get home because she would if her man stood up for her.

What are your thoughts on what Tiffany said about Will’s actions?

Source: People