The internet went into a frenzy mood after a renowned Hollywood actor, Will Smith walked to his colleague, Chris Rock, and slapped him at the 94th Academy Awards after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith however the joke wasn’t at the expense of just his wife.
Chris Rock’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith
Chris Rock came on the stage at the Oscars to present an award for Best Documentary and as a stand-up comedian he wanted to display his joke hence he started sending barbs out into the crowd and threw his quip at Denzel Washington then turned his attention to Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Stand up comic noted that he was looking forward to seeing Jada in G.I. Jane II (Jada Pinkett Smith was seen sporting a buzz cut like Demi Moore’s character in the 1997 G.I. Jane.)
What does Jada Pinkett Smith suffer from?
Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith had already opened up about suffering from alopecia as she has been struggling with hair loss and bald spots “Mama’s gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something” In a post, the actress made on Instagram in December last year, “Me and this alopecia are going to be friends……Period” she said.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes one’s hair to fall in Clumps. Women who are usually 30 to 50 face this disorder and there are different types.
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on Oscar stage
After Chris Rock made the joke, Jada Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes then Oscar telecaster went mute then Will Smith walked to the stage and slapped Rock. Will Smith said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f-cking mouth”
Will Smith won his first Oscar later in the evening for his role as Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams in the documentary, King Richard.
Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock
In Will Smith’s acceptance speech after winning the award, he apologized to the Academy and fellow nominees and also made a parallel between himself and Williams that he is standing up for his family, “I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees,” adding, “Just like they said, I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.”
Chris Rock refused to press charges
Black Twitter have taken the incident up on the microblogging site as they digest the whole incident however the Los Angeles police department issued a statement following the incident that the person who was slapped declined to press charges