Vivica A. Fox spoke out about Laverne Cox’s interaction with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith at the SAG Awards on Sunday.
The Orange Is the New Black actress briefly chatted with the couple on the red carpet just before Will won his first SAG Award of his career. As the ceremony was minutes away from starting, Cox told Pinkett Smith that she couldn’t wait for more Red Table Talk and “entanglements,” referring to the Set It Off star’s extramarital affair and Facebook series, Revolt reported.
“Thank you for all the years of joy you’ve brought us. Thank you, we can’t wait for more ‘Red Table Talk’ and more entanglements,” Cox said.
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The couple laughed off the comment as Pinkett Smith responded, “No more of those.”
“No more entanglements, no more entanglements,” Cox said.
Though the Smiths gracefully walked off after Cox’s questionable comments, many social media users called the 50-year-old’s remarks “tacky” while sharing their opinions on the interaction.
“Omg, why did Laverne Cox just tell Jada and Will she’s looking forward to more red table talk and more’ entanglements,’” one person tweeted. “Get her off the red carpet right now.”
Omg why did Laverne Cox just tell Jada and Will she’s looking forward to more red table talk and more “entanglements” 😭😭😭😭 get her off the red carpet right neow
— SQL Queen 👩🏾💻 (@teatreeoilb) February 28, 2022
Another tweeted, “Lawd Laverne, why bring up entanglements to them? Just tacky,” another fan wrote.
“Will & Jada could give her a show. Why be cringy like that?”
Lawd Laverne why bring up entanglements to them 🤦🏾♀️? Just tacky. Will & Jada could give her a show. Why be cringy like that? You’re not Tasha K or Shade Room. You’re a working actress/talent with a resume….
— Manifest Doll 💅🏾 (@AmazonCan) February 28, 2022
“Not a tasteful comment from Laverne, who made Will and Jada visibly uncomfortable,” a third user tweeted. “In a field where it’s already hard to get celebrities to stop by Black journalists and interviewers, this does not make it any easier.”
Not a tasteful comment from Laverne, who made Will and Jada visibly uncomfortable. In a field where it’s already hard to get celebrities to stop by Black journalists and interviewers, this does not make it any easier @Lavernecox https://t.co/6HhbqM1WJd
— Kagame’s Korner (@KagamesKorner) February 28, 2022
Vivica A. Fox agreed with fans and shared her thoughts on Fox Soul.
“Talk about wrong place, wrong time,” Fox said. “… As [Jada’s] standing next to her husband, who is absolutely in line to win an Oscar for playing the role of Richard [Williams] in Venus and Serena Williams’ story, King Richard… I just thought it was tacky.”
Fox warned Cox when “you’re climbing the ladder of success,” you have to be careful “who you choose to insult,” insinuating that the actress used that opportunity to create a viral moment.
“Because darling, please remember that Will Smith and Jada are a power couple. They do a lot of work. They’re very well-connected,” she explained. “There are people that now, when you go on the red carpet, they’re gonna walk right past your ass, quickly.”
“I’ve always thought of Laverne as very classy,” Fox added. “But the moment for me was very tacky.”
Check out the full episode of Fox Soul below.