Zo Kravitz speaks briefly about her Oscars Slap take that has been criticized online.
The actor bemoans, “It’s a scary moment to express an opinion.”
Not even Hollywood’s most impenetrable cool kids were safe from ridicule in the hours and days that followed the 2022 Oscars, when “The Slap” became the unique, worldwide name for a legendary altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock.
Top of the list is Zo Kravitz, who sharply criticized Smith’s slap in a post from the ceremony with the caption, “here’s a picture of my outfit at the performance where we are probably assaulting people on stage right now.” The already chaotic online moment was pivotal and amplified the response (and mockery) on the internet (Kravitz eventually deleted the post). But it seems like she’s making amends with the previous fanfare these days.
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, she states, “I have really conflicted views about it. “I regret the way I handled that. And that’s all right. Kravitz acknowledged her personal remorse over the circumstance, but she also said that the events that led to her decision to delete the posts were a little “frightening.”
She tells author Hunter Harris that “it’s a scary moment to have an opinion, to say the incorrect thing, to make contentious art, remarks, views, or anything.” “Because art is about communication, it’s mostly frightening. I think the point should always be that. Conversation is the polar opposite of the internet. People put things on the internet without consuming anything.
Kravitz also makes a hint that the incident gave her the strength to put her creative pursuits above appeasing the internet and simply where she is in life right now. In addition to Channing Tatum, Naomi Ackie, Simon Rex, Christian Slater, Alia Shawkat, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kyle MacIver also star in Kravitz’s upcoming thriller Pussy Island, which is now in production.
She says, “I guess I’m at a point where I don’t want to communicate myself through a caption or a tweet right now. “I want to use art to express who I am.”