Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars

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    The rhythm of the gala Oscar Awards 2022 stopped abruptly around five in the morning (Spanish time) when Will Smith jumped onstage and punched Chris Rock in the face. What seemed like a mere scripted performance was clearly not the case when moments later the actor continued to reproach the comedian from his seat who was stunned and not knowing how to continue with his speech. The reason that made him extremely angry was a joke by the presenter who addressed Jada PinkettSmith’s spouse, to tell her that “now that she’s shaved she could have made the sequel to ‘Lieutenant O’Neil’, a joke in bad taste if we take into account that last year the interpreter admitted having shaved her head due to alopecia.

    Smith, after the blow, and once seated next to his wife —whose face changed making a gesture of torpor after Rock’s joke— snapped at the host of the event “Get my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth”, as her face became clearly annoyed. The presenter, once beaten, agilely avoided the uncomfortable situation and continued with the rhythm of the gala, which he did not overcome again. This only happens on a Hollywood date.

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    Smith’s speech after winning the statuette

    Minutes after the incident, Smith got his first Oscar for Best Actor thanks to the role of Richard Williams in the film ‘King Richard’. His speech was one of the most anticipated for obvious reasons. And instead of redeeming himself in public, he delivered a vague and somewhat walking message in which, as we might expect, there were tears. “I am overwhelmed by what God is asking of me and what it is in this world”, he commented before stating that “in this business you have to put up with people disrespecting you and pretending nothing is happening”. And it made his speech even more dangerous by telling in prime time that “love makes you do crazy things.”

    will and jada pinkett smith together at the 2022 oscars

    Will and Jada Pinkett Smith together at the 2022 Oscars.

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    After a long and disconcerting talk, which was not interrupted at any time – it was clearly the moment of the night, which has already gone down in the history of the awards -, he finished by commenting that “he tries to be the ambassador of love”. Irony that on Twitter she quickly reproached herself. “I want to apologize to the academy and the other nominees. I hope the academy will invite me again.”, he said before leaving the stage in what could be a gesture that marks his career forever. A career that today was supposed to be full of happiness and joy after winning an Oscar after more than three decades of recognizable work.

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