Will Smith slammed Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards. While the rest of the world was gearing up for the world’s largest film festival, something very unexpected occurred on stage. Will, who won the award for Best Lead Actor for his performance in King Richard, got into a spat.
Just a few hours ago, the 94th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, it was broadcasted on OTT last year. While the winner’s list dominated the headlines, something else was catching all the attention.
Will Smith smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022, and it immediately made news. “Jada, I love ya,” Chris reportedly joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s haircut. “I can’t wait to see GI Jane 2,” she said as she accepted an award. For the uninitiated, Pinkett Smith is bald and has spoken out about her alopecia issue.
Will Smith was observed chuckling as Chris Rock made the joke at the Oscars 2022, but Jada Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes. Will stepped on to the platform a few moments later and smacked the Grown-Ups star. Many people assumed it was scripted at first. Things got sour when the actor returned to his seat and yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fu*king mouth!”
Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith being in "G.I. Jane" because of her bald head.
She's spoken openly about having a hair loss condition.
Will Smith ran on stage, and slapped Chris Rock.
What a slap!!#Oscars pic.twitter.com/UYuiB6eRaL
— ⒶⒷⒽⒾⓂⒶⓃⓎⓊ (@_Abhimanyu____) March 28, 2022
The air was filled with murmurs and gasps as everyone at the award event was stunned. Netizens, on the other hand, had a field day commenting to the situation with memes.
will smiths publicist talking to him after assaulting chris rock to let him know he’s moving back with his auntie and uncle in bel air pic.twitter.com/TKXkksaXNC
— fluffy (@zooolieee) March 28, 2022
me not caring about the oscars but suddenly seeing that will smith slapped chris rock on twitter pic.twitter.com/ZVrztRUm0E
— 𝖓𝖔𝖎𝖗 (@emirinoir) March 28, 2022
no, but Andrew and Zendaya were checking social media after will Smith punched Chris Rock😭[email protected]#$%
I'm sure they were scrolling thru Twitter to see what everyone is saying 😭#Oscar pic.twitter.com/LpK9XSsA9Z
— Meow Meow Moon🌻 (@teume_moon) March 28, 2022
Everyone at the Oscar’s when Will Smith assaulted Chris Rock on national television #Oscars pic.twitter.com/k42EHWsQuQ
— Akron Pride Custom Tees (@AkronTees2020) March 28, 2022
So I only just saw the Will Smith and Chris Rock thing, but the moment I saw this frame from it, my mind was reminded of something else.. pic.twitter.com/Iit49Rc54N
— Arty the Goth 🅱unBoi 🐇 (@SuperiorArtemis) March 28, 2022
Will Smith to Chris rock😂
— LoganF 🐆 (@LoganFCadek) March 28, 2022
Smith became upset as he accepted his first Academy Award trophy and apologized for surprising everyone by hitting Rock.
Smith added, “I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees.”
Will Smith, on the other hand, did not mention Chris Rock. While Jada Pinkett Smith’s husband received the award for Best Lead Actor, Jessica Chastain was named Best Lead Actress, Jane Campion was named Best Director, and CODA was named Best Picture.
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