Unprecedented Oscar scandal: Will Smith hit out at Chris Rock for mocking his wife's alopecia

Unprecedented Oscar scandal: Will Smith hit out at Chris Rock for mocking his wife’s alopecia

This is when comedian Chris Rock makes a crude joke about Will Smith’s wife, angering the actor.

The actor Chris Rock He was a guest presenter at the awards Oscar 2022 which took place this Sunday, March 27, but what he would never have imagined was that he would receive a slap from the Will Smith in the middle of its announcement of the award for “Best Documentary”.

It all happened while performing a short pre-comedic routine as he entered the stage. rock made a joke compare short hair Jada Pinkett Smith with Demi Moore’s shaved-haired character in the 1997 film “GI Jane” (“To the limit” in Latin America, “La Teniente O’Neil” in Spain).

When the cameras focused on the faces of Smith and his wife, they were still laughing. However, Rock decided to make another comment about Jada. and angered the Oscar-winning actor. “Jada, I love you. GI Jeanne 2. Can’t wait to see it.”

At this moment, Smith, realizing the annoyance this had caused his wife, burst onto the stage and punched the comedian. to the surprise of all participants and the public. After the attack, Rock could only say: “Oh oh”.

The moment of Will Smith’s shot at Chris Rock

Smith returned to his seat next to Jada, while Sadie realized whether this was a pre-arranged event or an assault. From there, he shouted obscenities and shouted threats at the driver: “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” His face was serious, almost twisted.

rock only answered: “Oh wow”. For viewers at home, censors cut out the verbal portion of the exchange between Rock and Smith, but footage later emerged that allowed the comedian’s apology to be heard.

It should be noted that Pinkett Smith was open about her fight against alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

The hit streak that shocked the world (REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The theater was silent and Rock said: “It was the best night in television history.. Sean “Diddy” Combs came on stage later and told Smith and Rock that they would work things out “as a family” later.

Later videos revealed what happened during the commercial break afterwards, commented previously by specialized columnists like Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, present at the theater: Black-smithin tears, had to be “pulled aside and comforted” by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry during a commercial break.

“Will and Chris, we are going to solve this problem as a family. Right now, we’re moving forward with love,” singer and actor Sean “Diddy” Combs said, introducing the next section of the gala.

Footage circulating on social media of gala attendees Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry can be seen approaching Will and his wife, then pulling the actor apart to calm him down. The Oscar nominee appears to be wiping away his tears as he returns to sit down with Jada and her manager.

Behind the scenes after the scandal starring Will Smith | VIDEO: Twitter

After 2021 Oscar winner Smith Anthony Hopkins won, he appeared on stage and made reference to “the elephant in the room.” “Will Smith has already said it all. Let’s have peace, love and tranquility”he indicated.

Will Smith and his wife Jada await the announcement of the Best Actor Oscar in Los Angeles, Calif. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Will Smith and his wife Jada await the announcement of the Best Actor Oscar in Los Angeles, Calif. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)


The hollywood academythe institution that organizes the award ceremony, published a brief statement on their social media profiles.

The Academy does not tolerate any form of violence. Tonight, we are thrilled to celebrate the winners of our 94th Academy Awards, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and moviegoers around the world.emphasizes the brief text in which he does not specify much more about the episode that has toured the planet live.


Chris Rock and Will Smith They were also embroiled in a Jada Pinkett-Smith controversy on another occasion. In 2016, Rock joked about the actress campaigning against the Oscars due to the lack of black nominees.

“Her husband Will was not nominated for Concussion. I understand. We get angry. It’s not fair that Will was so good and was not nominated. You’re right (…) Nor is it fair that Will got paid $20 million for Wild Wild West! the comedian said, referring to the comedy the rapper and actor did in the ’90s that was poorly received by critics.

At the 2016 Oscars, Chris Rock criticized Will Smith and his wife for boycotting the ceremony


After this incident which was described as a scandal and an embarrassing show of the also known ‘Prince of Rap’ on social networks, Will Smith won the Best Actor shortlist at the 2022 Oscars. After receiving the award, the actor took the opportunity indirectly to ask for an apology for his attitude but not for who helped him perform in the already viral moment.

“I want to apologize to the Academy, to all the nominees in my category.. It’s a beautiful moment, I’m not crying to win an award, it’s about giving light to people, to the whole King Richard team and to the whole Williams family.. And I add: “I look like the crazy dad as he was called Richard, but love makes you do crazy things. I want to be able to take care of my mum, my family and my wife, thank you for this moment, I hope l ‘Academy invites me again’declared Will Black-smith after receiving the trophy.

Will Smith won the Best Actor Oscar

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