Within the days following the Oscars slap, virtually everybody with a WiFi connection was moved to broadcast their very mandatory opinion concerning the incident ― solicited or in any other case.
One such determine was Zoë Kravitz, who sadly discovered herself assuming the position of Twitter’s important character after strongly condemning Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the ceremony, by which she was additionally in attendance.
The backlash to her feedback, by which she described the present as “where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now,” was swift. Twitter customers relentlessly got here for Kravitz, whose identify started trending on the platform, digging by means of her personal previous for so-called problematic moments.
Talking with WSJ. Journal in a profile printed on Tuesday, “The Batman” star addressed the controversy for the primary time, admitting she wished that she “had handled that differently.”
“I’m torn about what to say right now, because I’m supposed to just talk about it; I have very complicated feelings around it,” she informed the outlet. “I wish I had handled that differently. And that’s OK.”
“It’s a scary time to have an opinion or to say the wrong thing or to make controversial art or statements or thoughts or anything,” she continued. “It’s mostly scary because art is about conversation. That should, in my opinion, always be the point. The internet is the opposite of conversation. The internet is people putting things out and not taking anything in.”
Along with her preliminary feedback concerning the awards present, Kravitz additionally responded “nope” when a fan requested if she supported Smith’s habits.
The “Big Little Lies” alum went on to share that presently she’s taking the strategy to not “express myself through a caption or a tweet,” preferring as a substitute to let her work converse for itself.
“I was reminded that I’m an artist. Being an artist is not about everybody loving you or everyone thinking you’re hot,” she added. “It’s about expressing something that will hopefully spark a conversation or inspire people or make them feel seen.”
The tweets aimed toward Kravitz after her Oscars submit took situation together with her previous romance with actor Ezra Miller, who’s been arrested a number of occasions inside the previous 12 months, and her ongoing friendship with Alexander Wang, who has confronted a slew of sexual assault allegations, which the designer has denied.
Twitter customers additionally resurfaced previous feedback Kravtiz, who has been within the Smith’s household’s orbit for years, made a few then-underage Jaden Smith, which some discovered to be inappropriate.
The “King Richard” star himself has, in fact, since expressed his deep regret over his actions, which he described as “unacceptable” in an apology video launched final month.
“I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out,” he stated. “So I will say to you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you are ready to talk.”
Smith went on to handle individuals who felt let down by his habits, including that he’s dedicated “to putting light and love and joy into the world.”
“If you hang on, I promise we’ll be able to be friends again,” he stated.
Solely time will inform if Kravitz is open to accepting the supply.