Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock on Oscars Stage in Shock Moment – The Video

One of the most shocking moments in Oscars history.

In one of the most shocking moments in Oscars history, Will Smith stormed onstage and slapped presenter Chris Rock for a joke the comic made about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Rock was presenting best documentary during the 2022 ceremony and he made a crack about Pinkett Smith getting ready to film a sequel to G.I. Jane — an apparent reference to the actress having a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith has been open about her hair loss due to alopecia.)

“Jada, I love ya,” Rock said. “G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it. All right?”

Smith laughed, though looking a bit uncomfortable. Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes and glared at Rock.

Hearing disapproval from the crowd, Rock implored, “That was a nice one!”

What happened next was censored in the United States but aired elsewhere.

As Smith went back to his seat, Rock marveled, “Wow, wow … Will Smith just smacked the shit out of me.”

“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” Smith roared, again seated in the audience.

“Wow dude, it was a G.I. Jane joke,” Rock said, which prompted Smith to repeat his demand.

Looking visibly shaken, Rock paused for a moment and then told the crowd: “That was a — Greatest night in the history of television” and then continued along with his presenter moment.

During the next commercial break, Smith was comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry. Smith appeared to wipe tears from his eyes.

And that might have been the end of it. But in another dramatic twist, Smith then won the award for best actor for King Richard — his first Oscars win — and retook the stage.

“I want to apologize to the Academy, 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 lot on all the people … and the entire cast and crew of King Richard and Venus and Serena and 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.” he said.


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