Will Smith Stuns Oscars Crowd After Smacking Host Chris Rock
Actor Will Smith shocked everyone watching a live broadcast of the Oscars when he got up and slapped presenter Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife’s hair. The altercation occurred after Rock passed a comment about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, referring to her as “G.I Jane” for her shaved head look. Unfortunately for Chris Rock, Smith took the joke very personally due to his wife suffering with a skin condition which causes baldness. His response was to simply stand up and walk onto the stage, slapping Rock and walking off. All on live TV.
Smith would follow up this by yelling the words “Keep my wife’s name out of your f*cking mouth” as he seated himself once more. Rock, still puzzled, attempted to break the awkward silence in the room. 20 minutes later Will Smith was called back up on stage to receive his first ever award for best actor, for his role in King Richard. He is the only the 5th black actor to win an Oscar for best actor. Smith is not expected to face charges, after Chris Rock declined to file a police report with the LAPD. Do you think Smith’s actions were justified?