Will Smith vs. Chris Rock
Will Smith vs. Chris Rock
During the 94th edition of the 2022 Oscar Awards, actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock crossed paths on stage due to Rock’s “joke” on Smith about his wife’s baldness, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia . This caused the Men in Black actor to slap him in the middle of the ceremony. The reality is that Jada had recently spoken publicly about her alopecia, which is the product of an autoimmune disease that she suffers from, which attacks the hair follicles and causes hair loss, resulting in baldness.
The uncomfortable event occurred a moment after Chris Rock made a monologue in which he made several jokes about some of the couples present, such as Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and then named Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife. . He compared his shaved head to that of the protagonist of the movie G.I. Jane. When Rock made that nasty comment, Jada looked annoyed, but this seemed to be part of the act, her husband, who was nominated for his work in King Richard, got up from his seat, went on stage and slapped the comedian. . Then when he went to sit down, he seriously yelled at her: “Get my wife’s name out of your pxxx mouth.” And this was repeated a couple of times.
The comedian Rock was surprised and said “Will Smith just hit me” and before the shouts of Smith, he could only add: “Yes, I will”. He then tried to get out of the situation by saying, “That was one of the best moments in television history.” And yes, that incident will be what we will all remember this Oscar installment for. Chris Rock after the Oscars broke silence about what happened on the night of March 27, when actor Will Smith slapped him saying he’s still processing what happened.
These days he was away from the media and did not provide statements about the blow that Will Smith gave him in the middle of the 2022 Oscar Awards, Chris Rock reappeared this March 30 at The Wilbur theater in Boston to continue with his presentations of the Ego Death Tour . There for the first time, he agreed to talk about what happened, but only to mention that, for the time being, he wants to process the event. Rock maintained: “I don’t have a lot of sh*t to say about that, so if you came here to hear that… I had written a whole show before this weekend.”
Therefore, he mentioned that he would do his show as planned from the beginning, without mentioning Will Smith, as he wants to talk about the slap only after he has created a good speech about what happened, one that is full of humor. As reported to EFE in a statement, the actor Will Smith will have 15 days to write a statement before serious measures are taken in the matter, which could “suspension, expulsion or any other sanction allowed in the statutes.” In this letter, the Academy described Smith’s attack on Rock as a “traumatic and deeply shocking event to witness in person and on television” and admitted that “he could have managed the situation of another Will Smith also apologized to his colleague for hitting him. Through a post on Instagram, he acknowledged what he did and claimed to feel ashamed of what he did.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I crossed the line and I was wrong. I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness”, reads the image he shared. On the other hand, actor Jim Carrey said: “I was disgusted by the standing ovation. Hollywood is just cowardly, and I really felt that it was a clear indication that we are no longer a cool club”, “I should have been escorted by security” and “Thrown out” of the Dolby Theater, where the gala was held.”If he had hit me, I would sue him for 200 million dollars, because that video will be there forever,” he said in the middle of promoting his new movie , “Sonics 2″. “That insult is going to last a long time. If you want, you can yell from the audience and show disapproval or say something on Twitter, but you don’t have the right to go on stage and punch someone in the face because they said words.”
Finally, the comedian and singer assured that he has “nothing against” his colleague and that “he did great things” during his career but that this action was carried out “at a bad time.” “It cast a shadow on a brilliant moment for everyone present, it was a very selfish moment,” he closed.