Will Smith walked on stage at the 2022 Oscars and slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face for joking about his wife
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Will Smith had an eventful Sunday night when he stormed onto the Oscars stage and smacked Chris Rock in the face.
Celebrities and home audiences had to gasp from the floor as they watched the moment unfold on live television.
While presenting for the best documentary category, the comedian decided to throw a rant about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
He said, “Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2.”
Will – who was unimpressed by that statement – stepped onto the stage and slapped the presenter, before returning to his seat.
From his seat, Will shouted “Get my wife’s name out of your mouth.”
The comedian’s joke is related to the 1997 film GI Jane – the movie starring Demi Moore also featured a similar film to Jada’s.
“Wow, Will Smith just knocked me out,” Chris joked to the audience.
“It was the greatest night in television history,” he said.
The following evening, Will went on to win his first Oscar for his performance in King Richard and apologize on stage for his earlier actions.
As he took to the stage to accept his award, he said, “I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all of my fellow nominees.”
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The star broke down in tears as she spoke about her first Oscar win.
He continued: “It’s a beautiful moment and I’m not crying because winning the award, it’s not about winning the award for me, it’s about being able to shine for everyone.
“The art of imitating life, I look like the crazy dad, like they said Richard Williams, but love will make you do crazy things.”
After paying a beautiful tribute to his mother and other family members, he added: “Thank you for this honor, thank you for this moment… I hope the Academy invites me back. again.”
Jada previously explained that she shaves her head because of alopecia areata, a condition that causes hair loss.
Last year, she took to Instagram to show off her frizzy hair and share about her struggles with the autoimmune disorder.
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