Jada Pinkett Smith has teased the return of her dramatic new ‘Red Table Talk’ after her husband Will Smith’s Oscar-slapping debacle.
“Red Table Talk” Jada Pinkett Smith is back for its fifth season — and it’s a reference to Will Smith’s Oscar slap right off the bat.
“Considering everything that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has focused on deep healing,” says the title card at the start of the episode, which was released on Facebook Watch on Wednesday.
“Some of the discoveries surrounding our cure will be shared on the table when the time comes,” the message further reads.
“Until then, the table will continue to offer itself for powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies as did our very impressive first guest.”
The episode was later cut into a pre-recorded segment featuring Pinkett Smith, his daughter, Willow Smith, and his mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, The NY Post reported.
The episode was purportedly recorded before the Oscar debacle and included special guest Janelle Monáe. The show made no reference to Smith’s attack on actor Chris Rock, which took place at the Oscars on March 27.
During the ceremony, Rock compared Pinkett Smith — who suffers from alopecia and shaved his head last summer — to Demi Moore’s bald character “GI Jane,” which sparked a slap from Smith.
“Keep my wife’s name away from your f – – king!” Smith then shouted – twice – after returning to his seat.
Rock who looked very surprised continued his presentation before leaving the stage. Smith won a Best Actor Oscar moments later for his role in “King Richard.”
Although he publicly apologized to Rock in a statement, Smith reportedly failed to contact the comedian personally to apologize for the attack.
Smith later withdrew from the Academy earlier this month, meaning he will no longer be able to vote for future Oscars. Last week, the Academy’s board of directors banned the actor from all Oscar-related events for 10 years because of his attack on Rock.
This article originally appeared in The NY Post and is published here with permission.