Oscars: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock over Jada Pinkett Smith joke
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The 94th Annual Academy Awards took a wild turn on Sunday night.
During Sunday’s award show, Chris Rock presented an award and made a joke about Will Smith spouse, Jada Pikett Smith . It was reported that Smith, who was offended by the joke about “G.I Jane” and Pinkett Smith being bald, walked towards Rock and slapped him in the face, before returning to his chair.
Will Smith was deeply offended by Chris Rock’s joke about Jada pinkett Smith and walked towards him, slapping him in his face, before returning to the chair.
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He then, which the Oscars live-stream muted, began yelling at Rock. Smith said, “Take my wife’s name out of (expletive).” “
Pinkett Smith has been open about her struggle with hair loss.
The Dolby Theatre was shocked and so was Rock, as he appeared to struggle after the encounter to regain his train of thought.
According to one onlooker, who was in attendance at Sunday’s show, “Everyone in the mezzanine was standing up to see what was going on — everyone shocked.” It was almost like hearing a pin drop. Everyone looked at each other as if to ask, “Is this really happening?” ‘”
The insider added to People magazine, “Chris Rock looked stunned. Fox News requested a comment from “
Rock’s and Smith’s representatives.
Sean Combs, who is also known as “Diddy”, took to the stage shortly afterwards and said: “Will, Chris, we’re going solve that like family at a gold party.” The cameras panted to the Smiths, who were seen laughing and clapping.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the Oscars 2022.
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Following the incident, Smith took home the best actor award Sunday evening for his performance in “King Richard.” Smith was overcome with emotion as he gave his acceptance speech.
Denzel Washington, and Tyler Perry comfort Will Smith during the show at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
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“I wanna apologize to the academy. He said, “I want to apologize to all of my fellow nominees.” “This is a beautiful moment, and I’m proud to have won an award. It’s not about me winning an award, it’s about shining light on everyone. “
“Love is going to make you do crazy things,” Smith said.
Fox News’ Julius Young and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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