Denzel Washington has broken his silence and spoken publicly about the Will Smith/Chris Rock slap heard around the world.
On Saturday, the Oscar-winning actor appeared with author and pastor T.D. Jakes as part of his International Leadership Summit. While discussing Washington’s career and faith, T. D. Jakes said, “You stepped in the middle of World War III,” to which Washington responded:
“There’s a saying when the devil ignores you, then you know you’re doing something wrong,” Washington began. “The devil goes, ‘Oh no leave him alone, he’s my favorite’ (laughs). Conversely, when the devil comes at you, maybe it’s because he’s trying to do something right. And for whatever reason the devil got a hold of him that night.”
Washington didn’t reveal what he specifically discussed with Smith and Perry, but did say that they prayed.
“Fortunately there were people there, not just me but others [like] Tyler Perry came immediately right over there with me,” Washington said. “Some prayers. I don’t wanna say what we talked about, but there but for the grace of God go any of us. 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, the way I see it.”
I think we are all tired of hearing about this situation, but its Denzel, we don’t mind adding his thoughts to the conversation.