Will Smith slaps Chris Rock for mocking his wife at the Oscars

What seemed like a quiet night at the Oscars turned out to be one of the greatest moments in television history that doesn’t seem to be in the script. At one point, comedian Chris Rock takes the stage to tell some jokes. He decided to talk about couples like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, then turned to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He mocked the actress and her bald head by asking when the sequel to GI Jane would be released.

Everything seemed fine until the cameras saw Will Smith approach Chris onstage. Suddenly he slapped the comedian and returned to his seat. Rock was floored like the rest of us, he tried to ask Will to relax but Smith didn’t have it.

“It was just a GI Jane joke,” Rock replied. But will just keep repeating, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth.” The entire audience at Dolby Theater was shocked by what they saw. After Rock presented the award he was allowed to present on stage, the whole room started talking about what had just happened.

Initially the first reaction was to see if the script was up, but the moment seemed very real. Rock was shocked, Will Smith looked angry, and Jada Pinkett clearly didn’t like the punchline of the joke. But there must be more to what happened at one of the most surreal moments in Oscars history.

Naturally, after the drama that transpired, there were many reactions online, ranging from elated memes to concern. Some supported Smith, including the actor’s 23-year-old son, Jaden Smith, who wrote on Twitter minutes after the ceremony, “And That’s How We Do It.”

Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper were later seen comforting Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars after “King Richard” star Chris Rock slapped over a joke he made about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who was bald.

The Hollywood Reporter’s columnist Scott Feinberg captured the moment Washington approached Smith during a commercial break and shared it on Twitter Sunday night.

He captioned the clip: “During the commercial break, Will Smith is set aside and comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry, who ask him to brush it off.”

During the commercial break, Will Smith is pushed aside and comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry, who gesture to him to wipe it off. It looks like Will is wiping the tears from his eyes as he sits back down with Jada, while Denzel comforts Jada’s representative and Will by his side. pic.twitter.com/uDGVnWrSS2

— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 28, 2022
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