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Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates Bald is Beautiful day with striking photo after Oscars controversy

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars after he made an alopecia joke

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Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated her shaved head on Tuesday with a striking new photo to mark Bald is Beautiful day.

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The 50-year-old Gotham star took to Instagram to share a powerful message with her "brothers and sisters" alongside the image which saw her looking stunning in a gold silky top, diamond earrings and a ruby red lip.

WATCH: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at 2022 Oscars

"Happy Bald is Beautiful day to all my brothers and sisters with no hair," she penned alongside three heart emojis.

Fans raced to share their admiration for the actress, with one commenting: "Beyond beautiful." A second said: "Flawless," and a third added: "Glow Queen."

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Jada was diagnosed with alopecia in 2018 and her post comes after her hair loss was made the butt of a joke at this year's Oscars by comedian Chris Rock.

The joke caused Jada's husband Will Smith to march on stage and slap Chris in a now infamous moment that will go down in Oscars history.

jada pinkett smith celebrates shaved head© Photo: Instagram

Jada celebrated National Bald is Beautiful Day

Following the shocking incident, Will has been banned from any Academy events for the next decade. The Academy also released a statement apologising for how the situation was handled, writing: "We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast."

In July, Will finally broke his social media silence and addressed the controversy surrounding his treatment of Chris. The video began with words that read: "It's been a minute. Over the last few months, I've been doing a lot of thinking and personal work. You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer."

Will then appeared on screen and gave a lengthy speech in which he apologized to Chris and revealed that he has reached out to the comedian.

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Will slapped Chris at the 2022 Oscars

He said in part: "I will say to you Chris. I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk. I want to apologize to Chris' mother. I didn't realize, I wasn't thinking how many people got hurt in that moment."

He added: "I've spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and complexities of what happened in that moment. I'm not going to try to unpack that right now. I can say to all of you that there is no part of me that thinks that's the right way to behave."

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