Piers Morgan claims anger over Will Smith’s slap is more serious than Russia’s start of war

Piers Morgan – who defended Will Smith to Chris Rock after his Oscar breakout – has claimed many on social media took a tougher stance on the actor than Russian leader “Vladimir Putin for starting a war against an entire country”.

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Piers Morgan, 56, has called for a “perspective” to be taken on the aftermath of Will Smith and Chris Rock’s infamous Oscars clash.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter has slammed those who condemned the best actor winner’s actions more harshly than Russian leader Vladimir Putin for ordering an invasion of Ukraine.

Over 24 hours after the shocking incident at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday night, the world – particularly on social media – is still talking about the moment when Will, 53, stormed the stage at the Dolby Theater and punched presenter Chris in the face.

The star has since apologized for his physical reaction to the comedian’s tasteless joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.

Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair at the Oscars – provoking Will Smith to storm the stage and smack him


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Piers took to Twitter Monday night and reflected on some of the shots he’d seen on the social media platform.

“Fascinating to see so many people here angry calling for more draconian action against Will Smith for hitting Chris Rock than they called for Vladimir Putin for starting a war against an entire country,” he mused of his 7th .9 million followers and added the hashtag: ” #Perspective.”

In a previous tweet, the broadcaster also revealed that he didn’t “think Chris Rock knew Jada had alopecia,” but Will assumed he did, which is why he has “sympathy for both men.”

Piers shared his thoughts with his millions of followers



Jada – who shares two children with Will – opened up last year how her battle with alopecia led her to shave her head.

Piers’ social media comment came shortly after Will – who took home the Best Actor award on Sunday night – publicly apologized for his outburst.

Almost 24 hours after he stormed the stage to smack the presenter for his GI Jane joke to his wife, the father-of-three took to Instagram and admitted his actions were inexcusable.

Jada and Will before things heat up Sunday night


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In the statement, Will said: “Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive.

“My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes about my expenses are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s health was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.”

He continued, “I want to publicly apologize to you Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I’m embarrassed and my actions were no indication of the man I want to be.

Chris has yet to publicly accept Will’s apology



“In a world of love and kindness there is no room for violence.”

The King Richard star apologized to others – including the Academy – and concluded by saying it was “in the works”.

Chris is yet to break his silence on the matter, but it has been confirmed that the rush hour actor declined to file a police report on the night.

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