Will Smith has been acting since 1986 and now for the first time, he has won the biggest film award in the world. At the 94th Oscar Awards, Will Smith won the Best Actor award for his role in the film King Richard. But the biggest controversy of his life came when he went on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock. Chris Rock came on stage to present the award for best documentary and went there to talk about the people present at the ceremony. After joking about actor Daniel Washington, Chris Rock turned his attention to Jeddah Punct Smith and joked about his hair. In December 2021, Jeddah Smith stated that she was suffering from hair loss due to an illness and that signs of baldness had appeared in some places.
Jade Smith rolled her eyes at Chris Rock's joke while Will Smith went on stage and slapped the comedian. The Oscar telecast was muted in the United States, but the scene was broadcast in Japan and other countries. "Will Smith just hit me," said Chris Rock, a victim of the cane.
Will Smith reacted by saying, "Keep my wife's name out of your mouth," and he repeated the sentence. Will Smith later apologized to the Academy and other nominees for his behavior in a speech after winning the Oscar. He said he stood up for his family. "I apologize to the academy, I apologize to all the other nominees, as was said about my film. I saw a crazy father in it, but love you." Makes us do weird things. ' Will Smith's slap stunned not only the audience but also social media users.
omg was that real— MONTERO (@LilNasX) March 28, 2022
What just happened.— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) March 28, 2022
everyone in the room looks so freaked out. Congratulations to Will Smith, America’s most beloved movie star (1990s division) for absolutely derailing this broadcast— Daniel D'Addario (@DPD_) March 28, 2022
A few minutes later, the moment went viral, with Vanity Fair reporter Rebecca Ford reporting that Daniel Washington acted as a mediator and calmed the emotional Will Smith.
During this break, Denzel pulled Will aside to talk to him and they walk away from their seats together. Denzel now has his arm around Jada and is kneeling next to her even though the show has started. #Oscars— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) March 28, 2022
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
This is not the first time that the couple has been mocked by Chris Rock at the Oscars. Chris Rock hosted the 2016 Oscars and even joked about Jade Smith. Los Angeles Police also issued a statement on Will Smith's slap, saying "we are aware of the incident between the two men at the Academy Awards, but both sides have refused to file a police report."
Los Angeles Police Department statement: "LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report." (1/2)— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) March 28, 2022