During the commercial break, Will Smith is pulled aside and comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry, who motion for him to brush it off. Will appears to wipe tears from his eyes as he sits back down with Jada, with Denzel comforting Jada and Will’s rep by his side. pic.twitter.com/uDGVnWrSS2— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 28, 2022
In a rather shocking turn of events, Oscars 2022 will be etched in the pages of history, as the academy awards and fans witnessed one of the most unusual moments at the award show. Will Smith, who is up for the best actor award, got up on stage and appeared to smack presenter Chris Rock, who made a joke about the actor’s wife.
Joking about Will’s wife Jada, Chris said “Jada Pinkett Smith, was going to be in the next ‘G.I Jane’ movie (a reference to her lack of hair)”.
Well, that did not seem to go well with Smith and in a rather impromptu action, the King Richard actor punched and swore at presenter Chris Rock for joking about his wife.
In his emotional speech soon after a tearful Will Smith - although not directly to Chris Rock. “I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I'm not crying for winning an award. It's not about winning an award for me. It's about being able to shine a light on all of the people,” he said, “Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. Love will make you do crazy things.”
Will Smith further said, “I'm being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people. I know to do what we do, you got to be able to take abuse. You got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And you got to smile and you got to pretend like that's okay.”
Twitter has reacted to the episode. “What just happened with chris rock and will smith,” asked a fan. “Lmaoooo wait a minute. Will Smith slapped the sh*t out of Chris Rock,” commented another. “What just happened? Was that real? Did will Smith really swing a punch at Chris rock??”
During the commercial break, Will Smith has reportedly pulled aside and comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry, who motioned for him to brush it off. In a now-viral video, Will also appeared to wipe tears from his eyes as he sits back down with Jada, with Denzel comforting Jada and Will’s rep by his side.
In 2021, Jada had released a video on Instagram to talk about a new patch of baldness caused by alopecia, a condition that causes drastic hair loss. “Look at this line right here,” Jada, 50, said, as she showed her scalp to the camera. “Now this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide, so I thought I’d just share it so y’all not asking any questions — but you know, mama’s going to put some rhinestones in there, and I’m going to make me a little crown," she said.
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