Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars After Joking About Jada Pinkett Smith
On Sunday (March 27), the 94th Academy Awards ceremony got underway at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event was going well until Chris Rock began to clown Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett for her bald head, a condition known as alopecia. Pinkett rolled her eyes so hard, it was obvious that she was upset by the jab.
Smith boldly walked onto the stage and slapped him in the face as he walked onstage. The sound then cut out as Smith was filmed shouting at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”
In the uncensored version, Rock told Smith it was “just a G.I. Jane joke,” but he fired back again, “Keep my wife’s name of your fucking mouth!!” Rock replied, “I’m going to” and followed up with, “That was the greatest night in television.”
One person wrote, “Will Smith is about to catch some charges,” while another said, “Will Smith get a grip. Chris Rock threw up the biggest softball joke ever!!!!! Any joke is by a star like Will Smith is a compliment and you made a huge ass of yourself. Get. A. Grip. We all know what your wife is going through. Get. A. Grip.”
However, others were proud of Smith for standing up for Pinkett who has been extremely vocal about how her alopecia is affecting her mental health.
Watch the clip below.