This year the Oscars’ stage turned into a boxing ring when actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock after he got miffed at the latter’s joke directed at his wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the 94th Academy Awards.
After slapping Rock, Smith walked back and used expletives, saying: “Keep my wife’s name out of your *** mouth”.
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Rock appeared on stage to present the Oscar for documentary feature and he then made a joke about Jada-Pinkett Smith (Will Smith’s wife) being in ‘G.I. Jane’ because of her shaved bald head.
Initially, Smith was laughing but Jada clearly looked affected by the joke. Smith then took to the stage to slap Rock.
Many in the ceremony looked stunned by the altercation. Diddy, who was the next presenter addressed the situation by saying: “Will and Chris, we’re going to solve that like family. Right now we’re moving on with love. Everybody make some nose.”
Last year, Jada Pinkett Smith had announced that she shaved her head after struggling with alopecia.
Talking about Will Smith, the actor won in the Best Actor category for ‘King Richard’.
(With agencies inputs)