2022 Academy Award anchor by Chris Rock turned to dramatic twists after Will Smith smacked him on stage.
Will Smith hit Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards, after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair while presenting the Oscar for best documentary feature.
The altercation occurred when the Rock said “Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2“, referring to her shaved head (Demi Moore played the role with a buzzcut). Smith walked on stage and striked Rock across the face, who responded, “Will Smith just smacked the **** out of me.”
Smith replied, “Keep my wife’s name out of your ****ing mouth”, before later apologising in his best actor acceptance speech.”
Pinkett Smith has previously spoken about having the hair loss condition alopecia, addressing her hair loss during a 2018 episode of Red Table Talk.
Footage of the moment was cut out of the official Academy Awards stream in the US, but the moment has been going viral from broadcasts in other parts of the world.