WILL SMITH. Will Smith hit out at Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness? On video.
[Mis à jour le 28 mars 2022 à 8h44] This is the sequence that we will remember from the Oscars 2022, even more than the victory of Coda or Jane Campion. Will Smith hit out at Chris Rock this Sunday, March 27, 2022, after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head? The actor then yelled, “Leave my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” This sequence caused unease in the room, especially when the audience realized that it was not part of the skit.
But why did Will Smith react so violently? Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, comparing her to Demi Moore in the movie On equal terms. Will Smith’s wife suffers from alopecia, a hair loss condition that forced her to shave her head. Later, Will Smith received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Williams Method. He then apologized to the Academy and the other nominees, but not to Chris Rock: “Love makes you do crazy things,” he said, in tears, before launching: “ Thank you. I hope the Academy of Oscars will invite me back.” Below is the video of Will Smith punching Chris Rock.
Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars? The comedian, who came to introduce the Oscar for best documentary, made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and his baldness due to disease, alopecia. He compared her to Demi Moore, bald in the movie On equal terms. Will Smith didn’t like the joke at all, as he got up and punched Chris Rock in the face, before yelling “Leave my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”
During the commercial break, Denzel Washington tried to calm Will Smith down, while his publicist came to talk to him several times. The actor was seen in tears during this sequence, probably measuring the scope of his gesture. According to Vanity Fair, the comedian declined to comment on the streak and did not respond to questions from reporters at the press conference following his victory. He nevertheless apologized to the Academy and the other nominees (but not to Chris Rock) during his acceptance speech.
A few minutes later, once the confusion passed, Will Smith received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Williams Method. In a confused and tearful speech, he did not fail to apologize to the Academy and the other nominees, before recalling that he took his role as protector and father of the family very seriously: “The “Art imitates life. I look like a crazy family man tonight, like Richard Williams. But love makes you do crazy things,” he said, in tears, before launching: “Thank you. I hope the Academy of Oscars will invite me back.”
It is not really known what relationship Will Smith and Chris Rock had before the famous slap of the Oscars 2022. According to information from Variety, which cites the Los Angeles police, Chris Rock would have decided not to file a complaint against Will Smith after that it hit him on the Oscars stage. The Oscar-winning actor faced six months in prison and a $100,000 fine. If Chris Rock has not filed a complaint about the moment, he still has six months to change his mind.
On May 9, 1992, the 1m88 actor married Sheree Zampino with whom he had a son, Trey Smith, born in 1992. Three years after their marriage, the couple divorced. In 1997, Will Smith remarried Jada Pinkett, an American singer, and actress. They have a son, Jaden born in 1998, and a daughter, Willow, born in 2000. In 2018, Jada-Pinkett Smith announced in the series Red Table Talk suffers from alopecia, a disease that causes hair loss, and decides to completely shave his head.
Born September 25, 1968 in Pennsylvania, Will Smith is an American actor who saw his career take off in the 90s, with his role in the television series The prince of Bel-Air. He made a name for himself in the cinema thanks to his roles in blockbusters bad boys, independence day or Men in Black. Will Smith also has a career in music.
Willard Carroll Smith was born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His mother works in a school and his father is a technician.