Will Smith left Oscar viewers shocked after he slapped Chris Rock following a joke about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss on the Oscars on Sunday, March 27.
The slapping incident occurred after Rock cracked a joke concerning the ‘GI Jane’ haircut of Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, who has alopecia. The stunning scene, broadcast dwell all over the world, shocked each the dwell viewers on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and TV viewers.
Smith later confirmed up on stage and slapped Rock with an open proper hand. Rock staggered and exclaimed, ‘Wow, Will Smith simply smacked the s**t out of me.’
Smith then walked again to his seat and shouted: ‘Hold my spouse’s title out of your f***ing mouth.’
Referring to Pinkett Smith’s buzzcut, Rock stated: ‘Jada, cannot anticipate GI Jane 2’, prompting the actress to roll her eyes. Pinkett Smith has been battling hair loss since revealing her alopecia prognosis in 2018.
After being slapped, Rock appeared shocked and nonetheless went on to current one of the best documentary function class.
‘That was the best evening within the historical past of tv,’ Rock stated, earlier than awkwardly studying the Oscar nominees, an award that went to Questlove’s ‘Summer season of Soul (…or When the Revolution Was Not Televised).’
Hollywood stars, in addition to followers, have taken to Twitter to sentence Smith’s stunning assault, with comic and director Judd Apatow calling the show ‘pure uncontrolled rage and violence’ and claiming that Smith ‘might have killed’ Rock.
Some followers additionally made jokes out of the stunning incident whereas others supported Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock for joking about his spouse’s hair situation.
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