Oscars 2022 is the talk of the town just like every year, however, this time it is for some not-so-obvious reasons.
The glamorous event which took place last night on March 27 has witnessed some shocking turn of events as Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on the Oscars live stage.
Chris cracked some bad joke at Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith which was not well received by Smith who got offended by it. He straightaway walked onto the stage and smacked Chris in the face.
Chris actually threw a joke on Jada’s hairstyle (as she had a bald head), referring to the film “G.I. Jane” in which Demi Moore shaved her head. This joke of course did not go down well with her husband Smith who reacted in an unexpected way after losing his cool.
Will Smith – Chris Rock controversy has mixed reactions
This whole episode has sparked a controversy on social media. Celebrities, as well as fans, are coming up with their opinions and are rather shocked by all that has happened on the most eventful day in Hollywood.
When Smith slapped Chris over his joke on Jada, at the very first sight it seemed to be scripted. However, when Smith expressed his anger by going back to his seat and shouting, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fu****g mouth”, everyone started wondering what has really happened.
Was it Scripted or Real?
Chris, who himself was shocked by Smith’s reaction quickly finished his task of announcing the winner of Best Documentary Feature. Before that, he also said that “Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.”
This whole outburst clarifies that this wasn’t a scripted or staged thing!
The video of this whole episode has been breaking the internet ever since this incident occurred.
Smith also bagged the Best Actor award at the Oscars 2022. However, after this whole episode, numerous reports as well as social media users are of the opinion that the actor might have to lose his Oscar owing to his misconduct at the event.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Fans are taking to social media to share their views on this heated exchange of words as well as Will Smith’s slap at Chris Rock.
People wondering how come Will Smith was allowed to assault someone physically during the live Oscars broadcast!
So #willsmith is allowed to go onstage during a live #Oscars broadcast and physically assault #ChrisRock
and then STILL be able to go on afterwards to accept an award and people in the audience are clapping for him?
Hollywood elite definitely have their sh*t backwards pic.twitter.com/pGC0TRUJCS
— Pink Gucci (@jmadison60) March 28, 2022
Some say Chris Rock’s joke was not that bad!
People are trying to justify Will Smith's actions at the Oscars when the joke wasn't even that bad. For fuck's sake, she has Alopecia not Cancer. It's just baldness. People regularly make fun of bald men, it's fine and harmless. #WillSmith #AcademyAwards2022 #willsmithchrisrock pic.twitter.com/efiOH27Ltf
— Wannabe (@thewannabe29) March 28, 2022
This also resulted in a flood of memes and jokes on Twitter.
— 50cent (@50cent) March 28, 2022
— 50cent (@50cent) March 28, 2022
Fans wondering if all that happened at the Oscars 2022 was real!
Wtf just happened on the Oscar’s…was that real with Will Smith & Chris Rock? pic.twitter.com/6eNapdXNIG
— Andria H. (@andie_12h) March 28, 2022
— Yalla (@yippikayeah) March 28, 2022
— Anneliese Bustillo (@anni_magus) March 28, 2022
This one is really hilarious!
— Turd Ferguson (@RealTurdFerg1) March 28, 2022
— Mario (@McMarioCruz) March 28, 2022
— Rachel. (@_loveRachel_) March 28, 2022
— crystalcrak (@chicken_stirp) March 28, 2022
— Omg!!! (@MacutoPro) March 28, 2022
— Dutch in the Jungle (@TopMorbiusFan) March 28, 2022
However, Will Smith, who won Oscar for Best Actor category, while accepting the award, apologized to the Academy members and his fellow nominees for his misconduct with tears in his eyes.
To the unversed, this is not the first time that Chris tried to make fun of Will Smith’s wife. Earlier also, when Chris hosted the Oscars, he took a dig at Jada. He had mocked her by saying, “Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties—I wasn’t invited!”.
What is your take on this whole controversy? Do you think this reaction of Will Smith is justified or not? Share your thoughts in our comments section below!