This moment will likely overshadow the rest of the 94th Academy Awards. While Chris Rock was on stage and had just made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, her husband Will Smith came on stage and violently punched him in the face. A few minutes later, the actor was awarded the Oscar for best actor. Lunar…
The scene is absolutely amazing. So unbelievable that no one in the hall of Hollywood Walk of Fame believed it, until it came to light. It wasn’t a show, Will Smith climbed onto the podium during an intervention by Chris Rock and violently punched him. Live from the 94th Academy Awards. To understand – and not justify the gesture – it is necessary to go back a few seconds. Chris Rock is on stage, came to announce the name of the winner of a statuette. It begins with an innocent joke about the couple formed by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. He’s having fun. ” They’re both nominated, if Penelope doesn’t have it, Javier can’t have it. He must be praying ‘My god let it be Will Smith who have it’ ” He then turns to Will Smith in the running for the statuette of best comedian for King Richard and launches to his wife Jada, head shaved because suffering from alopecia [pathologie qui provoque la perte de cheveux, ndlr] “Jada, I love you GI Jane 2, we can’t wait to see you in it. “
We don’t touch Jada Pinkett Smith
That’s when things go wrong. Will Smith hitherto smiling, suddenly steps on stage and faces Chris Rock, he lands him a terrible right. The comedian who knows that there is only a minute difference between the live and the television broadcast tries to look good but still launches ” Will Smith just put a potato on me “. We then see a close-up of Will Smith vibrating with anger. Japanese and Australian television then broadcast the uncensored version of the following exchange. Will Smith screams” Leave my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth” twice. The room that laughed so far understands that nothing was faked. The discomfort is palpable. The actress Lupita Nyong’o that we see behind Will Smith perfectly illustrates the moment. Chris Rock defends himself”It was a GI Jane joke, man… ” but seeing that the tension does not go down, he decides to move on “Well it was one of the best nights in television history.” he says before handing over the reward for which he was initially on stage. A moment that will undoubtedly leave a mark in the career of Will Smith … who was nevertheless crowned best actor in front of an audience filled with uneasiness.