Just as we were all dozing off while watching the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith legit slapped Chris Rock across the face.
It all went down when Rock was on-stage doing his lil comedy routine. During the spiel, he made some crack about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith doing G.I. Jane 2.
At first I didn’t get it but it was later pointed out on Twitter that Jada has a hair loss condition. So it seems like Rock was making fun of that which is really not fucking cool.
That was insane. Chris Rock insulted Jada Pinkett-Smith about her bald head with a joke about "G.I.Jane." (She has a hair loss condition.) Will Smith ran on stage, slapped Rock, then screamed twice loudly, "Keep my wife's name out of your fucking mouth." #Oscar— Nicole Sperling (@nicsperling) March 28, 2022
Although Will Smith initially laughed it off, his wife was noticeably pissed (as ya bloody would be!).
Moments later, Smith appeared on-stage and slapped Rock across the face. He then returned to his seat, leaving Rock standing there in shock saying “Wow!” on a loop, as if he was malfunctioning.
When he got back to his seat, Smith cried out: “Leave my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
Have a go at it below:
This fr or wha? pic.twitter.com/RPrbQnMkjz— Blak ole son (@BundjalungBud) March 28, 2022
When Will Smith won the award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard, he became emotional as he addressed the incident.
“I’m being called on in my life to love people, and to protect people, and to be a river to my people,” he began.
“I know to do what we do you gotta be able to take abuse, you gotta be able to have people talk crazy about you.
“In this business you gotta be able to have people disrespecting you. You gotta smile and pretend like thats OK, but Richard Williams, and what I loved — Denzel said to me earlier “be careful, at the highest moment, thats when the devil comes for you.”
He added, “I wanna be a vessel for love. I wanna say thank you to Venus and Serena and the entire Williams family for entrusting me with your story. Thats what I wanna do, I wanna be an ambassador for that kind of love.
“I wanna apologise to the Academy and I wanna apologise to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award, it’s about shining a light on all of my people.”
“Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father. But love will make you do crazy things,” he added, before concluding with: “I’m hoping the Academy invites me back, thank you.”
People dead-ass can’t tell if this was a bit that was pre-planned or if it was an actual clap back (literally).
Given the fact that he was mocking Jada’s health condition, it seems like it was pretty damn real.
Did Will Smith really just punch Chris Rock???— deuxmoi (@deuxmoiworld) March 28, 2022
NONE OF THAT WAS BLEEPED IN AUSTRALIA— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 28, 2022
WILL SMITH SAID “KEEP MY WIFE’S NAME OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MOUTH”