A girl, who starred in a 2009 documentary focusing on the lives of girls with alopecia — funded by Chris Rock himself — is angry with the comic for the joke that resulted in a slap from Will Smith.
Moments after the comedian made the “G.I. Jane” joke, a clip surfaced from Rock’s 2009 documentary “Good Hair” displaying the comic with inside designer Sheila Bridges, 57, who particulars her struggles with alopecia, reported the Los Angeles Times.
The clip shows Chris Rock sitting next to Bridges, who talks about how she by no means felt the necessity to put on a wig after dropping her hair.
“I chose not to wear a wig for a number of reasons. It’s this feeling about somehow hiding and I never wanted to feel as if I was hiding something,” Bridges stated within the interview.
“I wanted to deal with sort of accepting who you are and looking in the mirror and looking as though you’re beautiful,” she continued.
Bridges posted the clip to Instagram on Tuesday in assist of Jada Pinkett Smith whereas slamming Rock for forgetting the dialog and being insensitive.
“While I do not condone violence (or what Will Smith did), I am not completely surprised that Chris Rock got rocked by Will Smith after making the medical condition of @jadapinkettsmith part of his comedic schtick — disrespecting her publicly,” Bridges wrote on Instagram.
“Shame on you @chrisrock. Didn’t we sit down and talk at length about how painfully humiliating and difficult it is to navigate life as a bald woman in a society that is hair obsessed? As if life isn’t challenging enough out here as an unprotected black woman?”
Smith, 53, apologized to Rock on Monday for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” habits.