No, I didn’t watch the Academy Awards, nor will I ever. But this hit my feed so I figured I’d share.
According to the Daily News:
Chris Rock got into a hairy situation with Will Smith at the Oscars Sunday night.
Before presenting the award for documentary feature, the comedian took aim at Jada Pinkett Smith, telling her how much he was looking forward to watching her in “G.I. Jane 2.”
The 50-year-old actress shaved her head last year while revealing her battle with alopecia, which causes hair loss.
Will Smith responded by jumping on stage and hitting Rock in the face, before walking back to his seat.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth,” Smith appeared to shout at Rock as producers cut the audio on the entire program.
In foreign language broadcasts, the audio remained on as Rock chuckled that “Will Smith just slapped the s–t out of me.”
I don’t care about Hollywood, and this makes it even more distasteful. As violent as it was, Chris Rock probably deserved worse in my humble opinion, though many seem to feel that Smith should be arrested and charged with battery.
People speculating the Will Smith vs Chris Rock thing was staged. No, definitely not. A stunt like that is something they might have staged at the VMAs in the 90s. Not the woke Oscars in 2022. Will Smith is just a deranged cuckold who finally snapped. That’s all. Hilarious though
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 28, 2022
Folks the Oscar’s people are way too self important to fake that. This ruined their whole night of Zelensky worship and ORANGE MAN BAD speeches.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 28, 2022
I'll take The Slap over a Zelensky speech any day.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) March 28, 2022