Celebs, Fans React To Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscars.
Will Smith surprised Oscar viewers on Sunday, March 27 when he slapped Chris Rock after a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.
The slapping occurred after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s 50-year-old alopecia and her ‘GI Jane’ hairdo. Both the live crowd at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and television viewers were astonished by the horrifying event, which was carried live around the world.
Smith later appeared on stage and smacked Rock across the face with an open right palm. ‘Wow, Will Smith just knocked the s**t out of me,’ Rock said, staggered.
‘Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth,’ Smith said as he walked back to his seat.
Referring to Pinkett Smith’s buzzcut, Rock said: ‘Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2’, prompting the actress to roll her eyes. Pinkett Smith has been battling hair loss since revealing her alopecia diagnosis in 2018.
Rock appeared shocked after being slapped but went on to present the best documentary feature category.
‘That was the greatest night in the history of television,’ Rock said, before awkwardly reading the Oscar nominees, an award that went to Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Was Not Televised).’
Hollywood celebrities and fans have gone to Twitter to denounce Smith’s frightening attack, with comedian and director Judd Apatow describing it as “pure out of control hatred and violence,” and alleging that Smith “could have murdered” Rock.
Some followers ridiculed the horrific occurrence, while others applauded Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife’s hair.
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