Will Smith left viewers of the Oscars 2022 speechless as he bought up on to the stage and smacked comic Chris Rock within the face.
The incident unfolded after the 57-year-old presenter made a joke about Jada Pinket Smith’s shaved head.
He stated: “Jada, cannot watch for G.I. Jane 2.”
However his joke wasn’t discovered humorous by all, and Jada’s husband Will stormed on to stage and hit him throughout the face.
Will – who went on to win Greatest Actor later within the night – went again to his seat and shouted: “Hold my spouse’s title out of your f****** mouth.”
Will’s spouse Jada has beforehand opened up about her shaved head after affected by alopecia, writes The Mirror.
However what does the G.I. Jane reference imply?
G.I. Jane is an motion film from 1997 which stars Demi Moore because the lead, Jordan O’Neil.
Within the movie, she is the primary lady to undergo Navy Seal coaching and even beats a lot of her male friends throughout it.
Jordan, in an effort to full her powerful coaching and to solidify her place as a Seal, shaves her head and turns into the titular G.I. Jane.
She finally ends up fully hiding away her femininity.
Demi’s character’s look led to Chris making a joke about Jada’s buzzcut.
Following the surprising smack, Will returned to his seat and Chris appeared dazed and shocked by what occurred.
He tried to behave informal as he resumed his presenting function for the most effective documentary characteristic class.
“Wow, Will Smith simply smacked the s**t out of me,” Chris joked with the viewers.
He additionally stated: “That was the best evening within the historical past of tv.”
In a while within the night, Will went on to win his first Oscar for his efficiency in King Richard and apologised on stage for his earlier actions.
Earlier joke about Jada
It wasn’t the primary time Chris made a joke about Jada throughout an Awards present.
Will and his spouse Jada boycotted the Oscar Awards in 2016 because it was the second 12 months in a row that no expertise of color have been nominated.
Whereas presenting, Chris beforehand stated: “Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties—I wasn’t invited!”
He added: “It’s not truthful that Will was this good and didn’t get nominated. It’s additionally not truthful that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West !”
Final 12 months, Jada opened up about her struggles with alopecia, a situation that causes hair loss.
She took to social media to clarify why she fully shaved her head.
“Now at this level, I can solely snicker… y’all know I’ve been fighting alopecia. Simply impulsively, sooner or later…it simply confirmed up like that,” she stated.
“Now, that is going to be somewhat bit harder for me to cover. So, I believed I’d simply share it so y’all not asking any questions…
“Mama’s gonna must take it all the way down to the scalp so no person thinks she bought mind surgical procedure or one thing. Me and this alopecia are going to be pals … interval!”
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