Video: Will Smith and Chris Rock Clash on stage at Oscars 2022
Watch video when Will Smith strikes Chris Rock on stage for making jokes about his wife
Why Will Smith smacked Chris Rock on stage
Chris Rock was onstage at the Oscars to present Best Documentary, and true to form as a stand-up comic, he began saying lots of barbs to the audience. After making a quip about Denzel Washington, Rock turned his attention to Jada Pinkett Smith, saying he was looking forward to seeing her in G.I. Jane II. (Pinkett Smith was sporting a buzzcut, just like Demi Moore’s character in the 1997 film G.I. Jane).
However, Pinkett Smith has been verbal about her struggles with hair loss and bald spots caused by alopecia. “Mama’s gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something,” she wrote on Instagram in December. “Me and this alopecia are going to be friends … period!”Pinkett rolled her eyes after Rock made a joke of her.
Will Smith and Chris Rock
The Oscars telecast then went mute for a spell as Smith walked up the stage and hit Rock on the face. The incident went really viral in Japan and other countries. “Will Smith just smacked he sh-t out of me,” said a stunned Rock. Smith responded: “Keep my wife’s name out your f-cking mouth,” and repeated the phrase again. Read more HERE