Thursday, September 29, 2022

Will Smith Hits Chris Rock On Oscars Stage

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Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars after the comic made a joke about the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

“Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2,” he said, in an apparent reference to her shaved hairdo – which is a result of the hair loss condition alopecia.

Smith walked on stage and struck Rock before returning to his seat and shouting: “Keep my wife’s name out of your [expletive] mouth.”

He later apologised on stage.

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“I want to apologise to the Academy. I want to apologise to my all my fellow nominees,” he said during a tearful acceptance speech for best actor.

The star picked up the first Oscar of his career for playing the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard.

“Art imitates life,” he said. “I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organises the Oscars, tweeted that it “does not condone violence of any form”.

Rock’s joke referred to 1997 film GI Jane, in which Demi Moore played the title role with a severe buzzcut.

Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes at the comment, while Smith appeared to initially laugh and clap his hands before he was seen on stage, walking up to Rock.

The comedian looked stunned in the immediate aftermath of the incident, but told the audience: “That was the greatest night in the history of television.”

The Los Angeles Police Department later told Variety that Rock had “declined to file a police report” following the event.
After the incident, Rock handed over the best documentary prize, which was the reason he was on stage.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg, a tearful Smith needed to be “pulled aside and comforted” by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry.

The trio could be seen talking just in front of the stage during an advert break, with Washington and Perry putting their hands on his shoulders. A Star is Born actor Bradley Cooper was also seen standing with Smith and appearing to reassure him.

Presenting the next section, Sean “Diddy” Combs said: “Will and Chris, we’re going to solve that like family. Right now we’re moving on with love.”
Smith later attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party with sons Trey and Jaden, daughter Willow and his wife – smiling for photographers and posing with his award on the red carpet.

Other guests at the party reacted to the incident, with filmmaker David Furnish saying he tells his sons with Elton John “don’t hit anybody… under any circumstance”.

But actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish defended Smith, saying he had been standing up for his wife.

Jaden Smith tweeted after his father hit Rock: “And that’s how we do it.”

Other members of the film industry criticised Smith, with The Last Samurai producer Marshall Herskovitz calling on the Academy to take disciplinary action against him and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calling it “the ugliest Oscar moment ever”.

He added: “Stand-up comics are very adept at handling hecklers. Violent physical assault… not so much.”

Source: BBC News

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13 COMMENTS

  1. This is what happens when a man of good standing like Will, marries ghetto / thug loving trash like Jada.

    She designed a new aged family which was doomed for the dogs and the money maker “Will” was too pu$$y whipped to see.

    Jada’s glorified mother is trash, she is trash and her daughter is slowly trying to no longer be trash. That whole family minus Will’s first son is trash.

    I liked will, and I felt bad for him when his wife said she loved Tu Pac, and She preferred August. But not this time.

    When you go with a worldly woman like Jada, who wanted an opened lifestyle, these are your possibilities. You are now nothing but an embarrassed cuckh01d Will.

    Jada will blame it on demons and manisfestation! Watch and see

  2. These celebrities are too sensitive these days. If Jada laughed about her alopecia and embraced it on a video why did she took offence which caused will to smack Chris Rock live on stage and act in this manner. Comparing you to J
    I Jane is so offensive and degrading ? At least Chris Rock acted as a pro. Don’t know how to describe Will other than a teenage boy in a grown man’s body.

  3. You can’t let blacks do anything but bounce basketballs. They’ll Fuc* things up for sure. Then turn around and still demand equality. WHY isn’t there more black award winners Why? Because you can’t conduct yourselves in a civilized manor!!

  4. lool that was the most embarrassing thing for rick rock on tv, honestly this is how we should be defending our women especially our mothers if someone curses us on them but this would not end well if this was saint lucia. When i saw this i honestly thought it was part of the show. Also i must commend Will Smith for having the balls to even defend his wife after she her self humiliates him with her entanglement with August Alsina even though they were technically broken up. Good slap Will but you didnt hit him hard enough

    • Bruh you made no sense there defending Will Smith who himself made another career in stand up comedy and Tv series poking fun at people. You should read more about Jada’s background not just with Alsina.

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