Oscars 2022: Tearful Will Smith apologizes for slapping Chris Rock on stage

Not appreciating Chris Rock’s joke about his wife Jada Pinkett, Will Smith got up to slap him on stage during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27. Very shaken by his altercation, the Oscar-winning actor apologized to the team and the organizers.

Fault confessed is half redressed ? If he received Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Williams Method, on Sunday March 27, Will Smith continues to make ink flow for a completely different reason. So on stage to present the Oscar for best documentary, Chris Rock saw the comedian approach him and give him a violent slap. The reason for this move? A bad joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved headWill Smith’s wife, whom he compared to Demi Moore’s shaved-head hair in the movie On equal terms by Ridley Scott (1997). “Leave my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” he yelled from the audience after his gesture. A few minutes after this altercation, the actor Denzel Washington left his seat to comfort him.

Going to receive the prestigious golden statuette, the 53-year-old actor wanted to apologize. On the stage of the Dolby Theatre, the father of Jaden, Trey and Willow Smith then burst into tears. I want to apologize to the Academy, to my co-nominees. I look like a crazy dad, like they said about Richard Williams”, launches the Oscar-winning actor. And to conclude with his face covered in tears: Love makes you do crazy things. I hope the Academy will invite me again.” For now, Chris Rock refuses to press charges against Will Smith. It must be said that this quarrel is not new. In 2016, during the 88th Academy Awards, the 57-year-old comedian has already tried a questionable joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia

Giving up her hair is a complicated step for many women, and all the more so for Jada Pinkett Smith who suffers from alopecia, a dermatological disorder that accelerates hair loss. To cope with this disease, the companion of Will Smith then took the decision to show off with a shaved head. A difficult choice that the actress approached with philosophy. “My 50s are about to be divinely enlightened with this change.”

Yet in 2018, in the show Red Table Talkthe actress confided in this difficult disease to live with: It was terrifying when it started. I was in the shower one day and I just had handfuls of hair in my hands and I thought to myself: “Oh my god, am I going bald?” The one who “aspen[t] literally out of fear” ended up taking the leap thanks to her daughter Willow Smith: “Willow made me do it because it was time to let go”. Jada Pinket-Smith seems determined to overcome this disease.

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