Will Smith has had enough. The actor, who is the heavy favorite to win the Oscar for Best Actor tonight at the Academy Awards, seemed to reach his breaking point. During a comedy set by Chris Rock, the comedic legend referenced Jada Pinkett, making a joke about her bold head, comparing her to GI Jane, the character played by Demi Moore. Mid joke, and still laughing, Smith walked out, very gracefully, and Will Smith smacks Chris Rock.
Smith could be heard saying, “Keep my wife’s name out you’re f*cking mouth” as he walked away…”
Chris Rock is a comedian, so he has ruffled feathers before, but nothing quite like this. Jada Pinkett Smith has been open about her battle with alopecia, and clearly the topic was triggering, for the actress and Will Smith.
Watch the video below:
Will Smith really just hit Chris Rock??? pic.twitter.com/vQvS12KFpy
— Parlé Magazine (@parlemag) March 28, 2022
Here’s the full joke:
Here’s Chris Rock making fun of Jada being bald with a GI Jane 2 joke. Jada has alopecia and that’s why she’s bald. Damn Will had the right to slap tf outta Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/gLkytrCXwb
— 𝙷𝚘𝚘𝚍𝚒𝚎𝙻𝙱𝙹 (@HoodieLBJ) March 28, 2022
And TheShadeRoom had the audio after the smack
Just minutes later, Will won the Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘King Richard’.
Will Smith winning best actor at the Academy Awards. 🏆
— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) March 28, 2022
Will Smith: “I want to apologize to the Academy and I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees — this is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying about winning an award…it’s about being able to shine light.”#Oscarshttps://t.co/EViXaQY1NZ pic.twitter.com/NhyqzDtkf0
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 28, 2022
Social media was quick to react
I want whatever Jada got. Will is hooked!!
— Attiyya Atkins (@attiyya_sun) March 28, 2022
lupita’s face is so me omg😭😭like what just happened pic.twitter.com/wijRAK7XgA
— millie (@dayasbtch) March 28, 2022
— 🌱 Deji 🌔 (@beltwaybinz) March 28, 2022
— Cyndi H. (@Cyn_Harris1) March 28, 2022
The way Chris ate that punch though like 😭😭😭
— Kenshiro Batsubami🎭🎰 (@__yumekojabami) March 28, 2022
So Jada Smith has alopecia & has been very open about the difficulties and pain of dealing with hair loss. I imagine that’s why Will was so pissed about Chris Rock’s joke about her hair but wow. That was unexpected #Oscars
— jstoobs (@thejstoobs) March 28, 2022
I am most interested if Hollywood will now be divided into Team Will vs. Team Chris since they are both such huge celebs
— deuxmoi (@deuxmoiworld) March 28, 2022
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