The altercation stunned the stars present on site or watching the ceremony at home. The actor’s son, Jaden, even reacted on Twitter.
The ever-popular Will Smith went off the rails Sunday night at the Oscars when he took the stage to slap comedian Chris Rock live. In question, a joke about the shaved head of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, a disease causing significant hair loss.
The gesture stunned the stars and viewers. A shocked photo of actress Nicolas Kidman has gone viral on social media. Other stars reacted to the facts on Twitter. “Bitch, don’t laugh at me. LOL”, so wrote the rapper 50 Cent.
“If I had known I could have gotten tickets to a boxing match, I would have asked to present the show!”, had fun Josh Gad.
“And that’s how we do it,” said Will Smith’s son, Jaden.
According to actress Sophia Bush (The Scott brothers), “this is the second time that Chris [Rock] makes fun of Jada [Pinkett Smith] at the Oscars”. “Tonight, he tackled his alopecia. Making fun of someone’s autoimmune disease is wrong. Doing it on purpose is cruel.”
“I want to apologize”
The actress Mia Farrow has meanwhile shared on her account a message condemning the act of Will Smith. Comedian Martin Lawrence, Will Smith’s playing partner in the saga bad boyspublished the video of the altercation on his social networks, before deleting his post.
Will Smith also won the Best Actor Oscar for The Williams Method, where he plays the coaching father of champions Serena and Venus Williams. “I want to apologize to the Academy” of the Oscars, he launched in tears when receiving his award. “Love makes you do crazy things.”