Christian actor Denzel Washington revealed what happened right after the controversial incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars.
During the 2022 Academy Awards on March 27, a incident happened on national television. While Chris Rock was doing a comedy skit, he made a comment about Jada Smith’s health condition. The actress was obviously uncomfortable with the joke. That’s when her husband Will Smith walked onto the stage and slapped Chris.
Right after that incident, during the commercial break, Denzel Washington and other personalities approached Will Smith. Later that night, while Will was giving his acceptance speech for the Best Actor award, he mentioned that Denzel warned him about the Devil minutes ago.
Denzel revealed to everyone what really happened right after the incident and what did he said to Will Smith during that time. At T.D. Jakes’ International Leadership Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, he talked about why he approached Will.
“There’s a saying when the devil ignores you, then you know you’re doing something wrong,” Denzel told Jakes. “… The devil goes, ‘Oh, no, leave him alone – he’s my favorite. Don’t bother him.’ Conversely, when the devil comes at you, maybe it’s because you’re trying to do something right. And for whatever reason, the devil got ahold of him, of that circumstance that night.”
Prayer is the solution
Denzel revealed that they prayed during that time. There was no condemnation that happened, only prayers and sharing of the grace of God. The well-known actor also believes that in any circumstance, the only solution was prayer.
“Fortunately, there were people there – not just me but others in the gap. [Actor] Tyler Perry came, immediately, right over there with me, and some prayers [were said] … I don’t want to say what we talked about,” he added. “There but for the grace of God go any of us – you know? – who are we to condemn? I don’t know all the ins and outs of this situation, but I know the only solution was prayer – the way I saw it.”
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Reference: Christian Healines