History was made at the Oscar Award last night; When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face after making a joke about his wife.
Here’s a brief recap of what happened at the Oscars Last night:
Comedian Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s short cropped hair (she has alopecia) in the movie “G.I. Jane.”
Will got out of his seat, walked onstage, and without saying a word, delivered what sounded like a punch to Chris Rock’s face. The impact of the slap could be heard through Rock’s microphone.
Denzel Washington & Tyler Perry ran to Will Smith to comfort him and no one appeared to see if Chris Rock was okay & make sure his jaw wasn’t broken?!?! Which was kind of weird though!
Smith returned to his seat, and began shouting, “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth!” Rock was incredulous: “Dude, it was a joke.”
Will Smith was given a resounding standing ovation minutes later after his Best Actor Oscar win.
However, Will Smith has finally apologised to Chris Rock for slapping him in the face during the Oscars on Sunday night. According to Smith; “behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable”, he shared on his Instagram post
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong,” Smith added. “I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”