Before Chris Rock, Remember Will Smith Had Also Slapped Ukrainian Man Who Tried To KISS Him? WATCH

Will Smith, in 2012 let his now-famous temper get the better of him as he slapped a Ukrainian jokester

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Before Chris Rock, Remember Will Smith Had Also Slapped Ukrainian Man Who Tried To KISS Him? WATCH
It seems Will Smith is not new at slapping people. Yes, you read that right, this wasn't the first time when the iconic actor had resorted to violence. The 94th Academy Awards turned out to be memorable for all the wrong reasons as Will Smith slapped the presenter Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett.

Will Smith may be widely disliked at the moment despite winning his first-ever Oscar for 'King Richard', but Chris Rock was not his first victim.

In a now-viral video, the ace actor in 2012 let his now-famous temper get the better of him as he slapped a Ukrainian jokester while on the red carpet for 'Men in Black III'. The incident occurred in Moscow back when Russia was a key part of Hollywood.


The comedian declined to press charges but that hasn't stopped widespread condemnation of Smith from growing. 

Incidentally, Smith has also issued an apology on Instagram, but it appears it hasn't done much to win over fans. There's now a growing call for Smith to be stripped of his Oscar, a move the Academy is reportedly weighing. Of course, some also saw the funny side of ‘slapgate’, including one enterprising Wikipedia editor.

As reported earlier, Rock is far from the first to be at the receiving end. 

In 1989, Smith was arrested for aggravated assault after asking his bodyguard to attack a record promoter, nearly blinding him. But while those charges have since been dismissed, it appears Smith let his temper get the better of him on at least one other occasion - the 'Men in Black III' Moscow premiere. 

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