What has happened?
- Actor Will Smith, who won the Best Actor award at the 94th annual Academy Awards, shocked the in-person audience and those watching the event live around the world when he slapped presenter Chris Rock onstage.
- A few said it was clearly scripted, the rest were taken aback at Smith’s extreme reaction against a relatively lame joke.
- Rock is a superstar stand-up comic and television and film actor who has been host of the Oscars earlier too.
- Actor-producer Smith is the star of Men in Black, and has been married to actor Pinkett Smith since 1997.
Why will smith slapped?
- The reason for Smith’s assault was a joke Rock had cracked moments before about the former’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
- In the joke, Rock said while referring to Jada, “I. Jane 2.
- Can’t wait to see it.”
- 1997’s G.I. Jane, a war drama, had Demi Moore playing the role of the (fictional) first female Navy Seal who shaved her head.
- The joke was meant to make fun of Jada’s lack of hair due to a condition called alopecia.
- Pinkett Smith suffers from a condition known as alopecia areata, which leads to hair loss.
- She had spoken about her “issues with hair loss” in 2018 in an episode of the Emmy-winning American talk show ‘Red Table Talk’.
- “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’
- It was one of those times in my life when I was literally shaking in fear. That’s why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it,” she had said.
- As per an uncensored video doing the rounds on the internet, Smith, after settling down,
- Screamed at Rock to keep his “wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”
What is alopecia areata?
- Alopecia areata is a condition that causes sudden hair loss in
- “The condition is developed after the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss, which cannot be observed easily.
- These patches connect and then become observable,” Dr Vijay Singhal, Senior Consultant, Dermatology, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute said.
- Not just the scalp, sudden hairfall may also occur in other parts of the body.
- “It can occur suddenly in any part of your body like the scalp, beard, moustache, underarms etc,” Dr Kritika Bansal, MD, Dermatologist, Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, explained.
- It may also develop slowly and occur again periodically or repeatedly after years between instances.
What leads to alopecia areata?
- In this disorder, your own cells attack the hair and cause them to shed, forming clear patches of hair loss, Dr Bansal said.
- It mostly occurs in people who have a family history of auto-immune conditions, such as diabetes and thyroid.
- Dr BL Jangid, hair transplant surgeon and founder of SkinQure Clinic, had earlier listed the most common causes of baldness in both men and women.
How can it be treated?
- According to experts, alopecia areata can be treated using both medical and natural treatment methods.
- Medical treatment includes topical agents, injections, oral treatments and light therapy.
- Substances such as zinc and biotin, aloe vera drinks and topical gels, and onion juice are sometimes recommended to be rubbed into the scalp, Dr Singhal said.
- Oils like tea tree, rosemary, lavender, and peppermint, as well as coconut, castor, olive and jojoba oil can be helpful.
- An anti-inflammatory diet, which mainly includes meats and vegetables, scalp massages, herbal supplements such as ginseng, green tea, and Chinese hibiscus, etc, are also used to treat alopecia areata, Dr Singhal said.
- All treatments should be taken under the guidance of a qualified dermatologist.
Q) Under normal conditions, the hairs on your head will live for?
- 1 year
- 3 year
- 5 year