Actor Will Smith punched Chris Rock at Oscars 2022 after the comedian made a joke on Jada Pinkett Smith.
Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith being in “G.I. Jane” because of her bald head and said that he was looking forward to a sequel. The joke did not go down too well with the actor, who then ran on stage and punched Rock. After sitting back down, Smith shouted at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your f*****g mouth.”
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Watch the video of the altercation here –
During the commercial break, Will Smith was comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry.
The altercation left people confused, with many questioning whether it was scripted or unexpected.
“Will Smith decking Chris Rock at the Oscars has to be one of the wildest things I’ve ever seen in my life,” one person tweeted.
“What just happened? Was that real? Did will Smith really swing a punch at Chris rock??” asked another user.
“What between Chris Rock and Will Smith?
After the punch, tv went silent. Then everyone watching can read Will’s mouth.
Not so fine moment,” another tweeted.
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have had a rocky marriage off late, with the couple stating they have an open relationship. The news led many to make fun of the ‘King Richard’ actor, at which time his wife stood up for him. The couple has for a long time been sharing details of their private lives with the media while asking their relationship with each other be respected.
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At this year’s Oscars, Smith has been nominated in the Best Actor category for playing the strict visionary father of tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams. This will be the actor’s first Academy award win, and the Oscars parody, Razzies also recognized Smith’s frontrunner position by awarding him the redeemer honour, ahead of the Academy’s decision.