Will Smith has been trended at #1
Worldwide for hours, reaching nearly 4
Million tweets after slapping Chris Rock at
the Oscars following a joke gone wrong
comparing Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head to G.I. Jane! But Chris could be in trouble now with Oscar bosses as he did not rehearse his joke mentioning Jada earlier in the day and it was not approved before the live show!
Chris said: ‘Jada, GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to
see it’, which caused Will to lose his calm
and step on stage and slap him before
shouting: ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your
Jada has been very open about her struggle
with hair loss due to alopecia. In December
she posted a video showing a patch of
baldness. On top of everything, Chris already mortified Jada in his opening speech when he hosted the 2006 Academy Awards.
Both Will and Jada had boycotted the ceremony due to lack of diversity with Rock saying Jada hadn’t boycotted the ceremony, she just hadn’t been invited!!
This time round, Jada, who first revealed her diagnosis with alopecia in 2018, was present at the Oscars and rolled her eyes at last night’s insensitive joke, looking really upset.
But Will literally lost it second time round,
and rushed on stage to sock it to him. The
emotional outburst was muted on a delayed telecast in most of the US, but was aired in full to some international audiences, with Will still allowed to make his acceptance speech.
The iconic Superstar used his
acceptance speech for his first Academy
Award to defend storming onto the Oscars
stage and slapping Chris! With tears falling
down his cheeks, he explained how he
instinctively wanted to protect his family.
‘Love makes you do crazy things’, the rapper admitted as he accepted his Best Actor Award, adding that being a Hollywood star means that having people disrespect you is the norm, and that you just gotta smile and
pretend it’s ok! Will said in his speech that
he admired Richard Williams who was a
fierce defender of his family.’ I’m being
called on in my life to love people and to
protect people and to be a river to my people.
‘I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment,’ said Will.
After the biggest controversial moment in
the Academy Awards’ 94-year history, Will
still went to party with his family at the
Vanity Fair after party, proudly holding his
gold Best Actor Award for his role in ‘King
Smith posed for selfies and was
hugged and high-fived by woke Hollywood
who cheered him as he rapped along to
“Summertime” and “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills till the wee hours of the morning Will commented on Instagram: ‘You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere’ with a picture of himself and his wife before the ceremony, referring to his birthplace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his wife’s in Baltimore, Maryland. Jada was also seen dancing and enjoying her husband’s performance with Serena and Venus Williams, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine, Olivia Colman and Natalie Portman.
Chris Rock was expected to attend but didn’t show, reportedly because Smith had an entourage of at least 20 people.
Will is the fifth black actor in history to
receive the Best Actor Award for his role as
Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena Williams.
Will’s son Jaden Smith, 23, tweeted: ‘And
That’s How We Do It’ after his father’s on-
stage altercation. There was also support
from Serena Williams and rapper 50 Cent
shared a photo of the moment on Instagram
and wrote: ‘B!tch don’t you ever play with me.
Chris Rock, who has not been since the
incident, told LAPD he did not want to press charges