Will Smith Slap Chris Rock For What Reason? At Oscars 2022 Moment

It is one of the most anticipated and joyful evenings of the year. When Hollywood’s elite walk down the red carpet. And then settle into their seats to find out which of this year’s film offering has satisfied the Academy. Many A-list actors aspire to get a nomination for this award, which is one of the most prestigious in the entertainment industry, at some point in their film-acting careers. However, only a select few are lucky enough to take home the golden Oscar trophy. One such fortunate nominee for the Oscars in 2022 was actor Will Smith, who was honored for his work in the late-year release of King Richard. While the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor did win the award, social media outrage has focused on a violent argument he had with Oscars host Chris Rock.

Will Smith slap Chris Rock for what reason?

In response to a joke that Chris Rock had made Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, actor Will Smith went on stage and slapped him. It seems that the comedian’s comment that Jada’s shaved haircut resembled the iconic movie character G.I. Jane did not impress the Men in Black star. Since 2018, Jada has been openly suffering from the alopecia condition that causes hair loss.

Will Smith Slap Chris Rock For What Reason?
Will Smith Slap Chris Rock For What Reason?

In a skit, Rock told the Oscars audience seat in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, “Jada, GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to see that.” The 50-year-old Jada looked visibly irritated and rolled her eyes at the remark. Though, Will Smith was the one who decided to act. However, in front of a shocked audience, Will got up from his seat and stormed the stage, where he proceeded to slap Chris Rock in the face.

Chris who was shocked attempted to dismiss the situation. “Wow, Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me,” he remarked, rubbing his cheek. Returning to the front row, Will yelled to the audience, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth”

Has Will Smith offered Chris Rock an apology?

Yes, a day after the altercation, Will Smith shared a formal apology to Chris Rock on Instagram. He wrote, “Chris, I would like to openly apologize to you. “I made a mistake and stepped out of line. I feel ashamed because they did not reflect the kind of man I want to be. In a world of love and generosity, violence has no place.” Will declared his actions “inexcusable” and “unacceptable.” He continued by saying that when the joke regarding his wife’s illness, he “reacted emotionally.”