Will Smith Slapped Comedian Chris Rock At The Oscars, MMA Community Reacts

Will Smith smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars ceremony over a Jada Pinkett joke.

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  • Will Smith came up to the stage to hit Chris Rock in the face after a joke about his wife
  • The Hollywood superstar apologized after the incident
  • Dana White, Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou and more react

Hollywood fans were shocked with what just happened at the Oscars ceremony after renowned movie star Will Smith smacked his fellow actor Chris Rock on national television. Smith later addressed the issue and apologized for his actions.

Rock crossed the line

Being the comedian he is, Rock, who was presenting the best documentary feature, pulled off a witty “G.I. Jane joke” about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett, referring to her being bald. Pinkett would roll her eyes after the following joke: 

“Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it!” 

Smith appeared to be laughing it off at first. but he later came up to the stage and hit Rock in the face with full force.

“Wow!” Rock said, following the slap. “Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me!”

Smith responded after returning to his seat and yelled:

“Keep my wife’s name out [of] your f*****g mouth!” 

It can be recalled that Pinkett Smith announced last year that the reason why she shaved her head was because she had been struggling with alopecia, well-known hair disorder.

Smith apologized

Smith won the best actor award for his role as Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard in the movie “King Richard.” During his speech, the 53-year-old was reduced to tears and apologized for what he has done. 

“I want to apologize to the Academy,” Smith said. “I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me. It’s about being able to shine a light on all of the people. Tim and Trevor and Zack and Saniyya and Demi and Aunjanue and the entire cast and crew of ‘King Richard,’ Venus and Serena, the entire Williams family. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”

Smith and Rock have yet to personally talk about the issue but one thing certain at the moment is that the comedian will never joke about Jada again. 

Chris Rock declined to press charges on Will Smith, following the incident. 

Here is how Dana White, Jon Jones and MMA community reacted to the slap:


Published on March 28, 2022 at 12:24 am
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