Will Smith slaps Chris Rock in the middle of the 2022 Oscars ceremony

Will Smith violently attacked comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards. (Los Angeles, March 27, 2022.) Abaca

The American actor attacked comedian Chris Rock, while the latter made a joke about the hairstyle of his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.

It is an unprecedented scene in the history of the prestigious ceremony. On the night of March 27 to 28, during the 94th edition of the Oscars, Will Smith violently attacked comedian Chris Rock, who presented the statuette for best documentary to summer of soul. On the stage of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the latter indeed dared to make a bad taste joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia. Chris Rock compared her to the character in the movie G.I. Jane (On equal terms, 1997), directed by Ridley Scott, in which Demi Moore plays a soldier with a shaved head. A valve that enraged Will Smith, suddenly rising from his seat to put the comedian in his place.

After coming out of his hinges, the actor of Gemini Man went back to his seat, shouting at the host of the ceremony: “Leave my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”. If the scene seems very surreal – indeed, everyone seems to be laughing in the assembly – it would not be a hoax. Indeed, it would not be the first time that Chris Rock attacks the hairstyle of Jada Pinkett Smith – we also see her roll her eyes at the time of the joke –, this time putting her husband out of it.

In addition, the sequence was cut on American television, but made the rounds of social networks in an uncensored version in stride. The live reactions also show the faces of some guests who witnessed the brawl. This is the case of Nicole Kidman, whose amazement was captured.

“I look like a crazy father”

Finally, Will Smith apologized after his altercation, both to Chris Rock as well as to the team and the organizers. The father of Jaden (23), Trey (29) and Willow (21), then burst into tears: “I want to apologize to the Academy, to my co-nominees. I look like a crazy father, like what we said about Richard Williams”, explained the actor, Oscar winner best actor for his main role in The Williams Method This year. And to conclude: “Love makes you do crazy things. I hope the Academy will invite me again.”

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