Why Actor Will Smith Slapped Comedian Chris Rock During Oscars Awards Night

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Why actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during Oscars Awards night. The event which seemed like a quiet evening at the Oscars, turned out to be one of the greatest moments in television history that doesn’t seem scripted. At a certain moment, comedian Chris Rock hit the stage to tell a few jokes.

Chris Rock decided to talk about couples such as Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz and then he turned to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He mocked the actress and her bald head by asking when the G.I. Jane sequel was coming out.

All seemed good until the cameras spotted Will Smith approaching Rock on the stage. Suddenly, Will Smith proceeded to smack the comedian and return to his seat. Chris Rock was floored as the rest of us were, he attempted to ask Will to chill but Smith wasn’t having it.

“It was only a G.I. Jane joke man,” responded Chris Rock. But Smith simply kept repeating: “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” The entire audience at Dolby Theatre was shocked by what they witnessed. After Rock presented the award he got on stage to present, the entire room started talking about what just happened.


Initially, the first reaction was to see if it was scripted but the moment seemed quite genuine. Chris Rock was shocked, Will Smith seemed pissed off and Jada Pinkett clearly didn’t like the punchline of the joke. But there must be more to what happened in one of THE most surreal moments in Oscars’ history.

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What truly happened is more serious than anybody thought, Will Smith simply decided to stand up for his wife during a difficult moment. The actress has openly discussed a condition that is making her lose her hair.

Clearly, Chris Rock didn’t know this and he earned that slap from Will Smith. Although comedy should never be scrutinized, some comedians will get a slap from reality every now and then.

So many roasts he has done over the decades, there is no way Chris Rock would’ve exected Will Smith to be the one who smacked the shit out of him for talking too much. If what happened wasn’t anough, Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor and apologized for what everybody just saw.