Will Smith beat Chris Rock on the Oscars stage after the comedian joked about the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith?
“I can’t wait for GI Jane 2 to arrive,” she said in an apparent reference to her shaved hairdo – the condition of alopecia hair loss.
Smith took the stage and hit Rock before returning to his seat and yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth [cursing].”
He later apologized to the Academy.
In a positive acceptance speech to the best actor, he also said that he wanted to apologize to all of his fellow competitors. There was no particular excuse for Rock.
The star won her first career Oscar for playing the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard.
“Art disappears from life,” she said. “I look like a crazy dad, as they used to say about Richard Williams. But love will convince you to do crazy things.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, tweeted that it “does not allow any violence”.
The rock joke referred to the 1997 film GI Jane, in which Demi Moore played the lead role with a firm cut.
Pinkett Smith turned her eyes to the traffic and at first, she seemed to laugh and laugh before being seen on stage as she walked towards Rock.
The comedian looked stunned after the incident, but told the audience, “It was the biggest night in television history.”
He has no further comment on the incident.
The LAPD later told Variety that Rock refused to “report to the police” after the incident.
After the episode, Rock handed out the award for best documentary, which is why he took the stage.
According to Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter, Denzel Washington, and Tyler Perry Smith had to positively “put aside and comfort”.
The trio appeared right in front of the stage during a commercial break with Washington and Perry putting their hands on their shoulders. A Star is Born Actor Bradley Cooper was seen standing next to Smith and appeared to be reassuring.
Introducing the next segment, Sean “Diddy” Combs said, “Will and Chris, we’re going through this as a family. Right now, we’re moving forward with love.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Smith later wrote on Instagram: “You can’t invite people from Philadelphia or Baltimore anywhere!” – referring to his birthplace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland, where his wife is 24 years old. -.
Smith attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party with his son Trey and Jaden, daughter Willow, and wife – it made photographers smile and won his prestige on the red carpet.
Other parties responded to the incident, with director David Furnish claiming to have told his children Elton John: “Don’t hit anyone … under any circumstances.”
But actress and comedian Tiffany defended Haddish Smith, saying she defended her wife of hers.
Jaden Smith tweeted after her father hit Rock: “And that’s how we do it.”
Other members of the film industry criticized Smith and Marshall Herskovitz, producer of The Last Samurai, urged the Academy to take disciplinary action against him by calling Star Wars actor Mark Hamill “the worst moment of the Oscars. “.
He added: “Stand-up comedians are very good at dealing with bullies. Violent physical assaults … that doesn’t mean that.