Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at Oscars 2022; video goes viral

written by Rajan Nath | March 28, 2022

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at Oscars 2022 video: In a shocking incident, the 'King Richard' actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, the presenter, for making an ill-advised joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars 2022.

During the third hour of the telecast, Chris Rock was on stage presenting the award for the Best Documentary. He cracked a joke about Pinkett-Smith as being in GI Jane 2. It seemed that it was a reference to her shaved head.

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For the unversed, Pinkett-Smith has been open about suffering from alopecia. It's a rare condition that causes hair loss.

Will Smith then said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth” twice. Then, he rushed to the stage, where he slapped Chris Rock. The video of the incident was captured on uncensored international telecasts. However, it is still not clear if the move was a bit of a genuine surprise.

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It is not for the first time that Chris has brought up Pinkett-Smith at the Oscars. Earlier in 2016, when Rock hosted the ceremony, he had said: “Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties – I wasn’t invited!”

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Later, he won the Best Actor award at Oscars 2022. In his address, he said, "I want to be an ambassador of that kind of love and care and concern. I want to apologise to the Academy and all my fellow nominees."

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at Oscar 2022; video goes viral Image Source: Twitter

“I look like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams, but love will make you do crazy things,” he said.

He further said that he was hopeful that the Academy 'will invite him back'.

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