Great British Bake Off’s Matt Lucas has suffered from alopecia since childhood. He took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the Will Smith drama
Bake Off star Matt Lucas joked that he doesn’t know what to make of the joke Chris Rock made at the Oscars this weekend.
Will Smith broke the internet when he slapped the comedian in the face for making a ‘GI Jane 2’ joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, who shaves her head due to alopecia.
Matt, who has suffered from alopecia since childhood, admitted he’s confused about what to feel as he’s both a comedian and suffers from the same hair condition.
“I have alopecia AND I’m a comedian who gets it wrong sometimes. I have no idea what to think about last night,” he said.
The star, who had a lot of controversy over his footage, later deleted the tweet.
Before him, fans with alopecia flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts.
“I had alopecia, I had to shave my head. It came at a time of deep stress in my life, as it always does,” said one user.
“I wouldn’t want people to piss off, but I wouldn’t hit them either. You’re right, I don’t know what to think.
Another was disappointed in Will, saying: “Nobody said it was funny. The argument revolves around whether it’s fair to attack a comedian on stage for making an insensitive joke (it’s not).
“If Will Smith wasn’t rich and famous, he absolutely wouldn’t have gotten away with it.”
On Sunday night, Oscars audiences and viewers were left stunned after the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star punched Chris.
Chris tried to shed light on the situation when Jada visibly rolled her eyes at the joke.
“Wow, Will Smith just blew me away,” Chris joked to the audience.
He also said, “That was the greatest night in television history.”
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After returning to his seat next to Jada, Will also yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth.”
Will later took to his Instagram to apologize to Chris, the Williams sisters and the Academy Awards.
In the statement, Will said: “Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive.
“My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes about my expenses are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s health was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.”
He continued, “I want to publicly apologize to you Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I’m embarrassed and my actions were no indication of the man I want to be.
“In a world of love and kindness there is no room for violence.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/matt-lucas-confused-how-feel-26580610 Matt Lucas wades into Will Smith's row as the comedian also suffers from alopecia like Jada