Although everyone thought it was a scripted gag, Will Smith’s slap at Chris Rock was as real as life itself
One of the most delirious and at the same time most awkward moments of the 2022 Academy of Motion Picture Academy Awards gala, happened when Will Smith punched Chirs Rock when he made a bad joke about his wife Jada Pinkett and Will Smith felt very offended. Rock joked with Smith that he was hoping for a sequel to “G.I. Jane,” Smith got up from his seat near the stage, walked over to Rock and slapped him.
After sitting back down, Smith yelled at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” The moment has shocked the Dolby Theatre audience, viewers at home and has been the hottest comment on social media.
During the commercial break, Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry pulled Smith to the side of the stage to console him as the actor appeared to wipe away his tears and sit back down next to his wife.