Howard Stern Weighs in On Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock: "Where is Security? Not One Guy Came Out"
Howard Stern criticized Will Smith's decision to slap Chris Rock during the Oscars, and even asked whether the actor would've thrown hands if the instigator were bigger.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stern mentioned Smith as a "guy with real issues" on his Sirius XM show on Monday.
“You don’t provide security?” Stern asked. “You don’t have someone come up there? Chris Rock was just trying to make people laugh at the fucking ceremony, which was so long and boring.”
Stern then brought up the idea of Smith going after another “Rock” in Dwayne Johnson, adding that if Jason Momoa made a joke about Jada Smith like Chris Rock did, the actor would’ve reacted “like a bitch.”
“If Jason Momoa had made that joke, Will Smith, like a bitch, would have said, ‘Thank you for acknowledging my wife, Mr. Momoa,’” said Stern.
Momoa did react to the incident after the show, sharing in a red carpet interview that he thought the Will and Chris moment was "crazy." Other celebrities like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Judd Apatow have shared their opinions-but Will himself seems to be enjoying his win, dancing and rapping to "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" at an after party.