Zoe Kravitz reflects on backlash to comments about Will Smith’s Oscar slap – Deadline

Zoe Kravitz Browse the comments I made will Smith distance Actor Chris Rock slapped During the Oscars live broadcast.

After the 2022 Oscars incident, Batman Actor on social media and She shared a picture of her on the red carpet wearing a pink dress He captioned the photo, “Here’s a picture of myself at the show where it looks like we’re assaulting people on stage right now.” In a second post with a photo from the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Kravitz’s comment once again hinted at the encounter between Smith and Rock saying, “And here’s a picture of myself at the party after the award show – where we seem to be shouting profanity and assaulting people on stage right now.”

Kravitz faced backlash for her social media posts and recently reflected on the controversy narrative WSJ . magazine“It’s a scary time to have an opinion or say something wrong or make art or controversial statements or ideas or whatever.”

The actor explained that “it’s mostly scary because art is about conversation” and “the Internet is the opposite of conversation,” adding, “The Internet is that people put things in and don’t take anything.”

Since the controversial statements, Kravitz has deleted both posts (which you can see here) She said the incident reminded her that she is an artist and being an artist “is about expressing something that we hope will spark a conversation, inspire people or make them feel visible.”

“I think I’m in a place right now where I don’t want to express myself through a comment or tweet. I want to express myself through art,” she added.

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At the time, Kravitz said she had “very complicated feelings” about what happened on the Oscars stage and ends by saying, “I wish I had handled it differently. And that’s fine.”

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