Will Smith freaks out and beats up Chris Rock

Shock moment at the Oscars: Because Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, he attacked the comedian.

Comedian Chris Rock was supposed to announce the winner for Best Documentary at the 94th Oscars – he also joked at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith – which not only went down badly with her husband. “Jada, I love you,” he said. He can’t wait to see her in the sequel to The Jane Files. The background: In the original from 1997, Demi Moore starred with a shaved head – and after Will Smith’s wife first publicized her hair loss due to illness on Instagram at the end of last year, she now also appeared at the Oscars with a bald head.

Will Smith initially appeared to be laughing at the statement, while his wife rolled her eyes. But then Will Smith ran onto the stage – and slapped Chris Rock in the face with a flat hand. There was confusion in the audience for a moment – but it quickly became clear that this was not a rehearsed number. After Smith was re-seated, he yelled at Chris Rock with an angry expression on his face, “Don’t put my wife’s name in your damn mouth.”