Rock joked about Smith , the Emmy winner’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith…
It didn’t end there….
Comedy sometimes ain’t funny to the beholder….
In an apparently unscripted moment that stunned viewers and audience members alike, Will Smith strode onstage and hit Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about the actor’s wife while presenting the best documentary award at the Oscars.
Rock joked that Smith’s wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, was in “G.I. Jane 2,” seemingly a reference to her short-cropped hair. Pinkett Smith has said she has alopecia, a condition that leads to hair loss.
Smith yelled and cursed at Rock after returning to his seat, demanding that Rock not speak about his wife.
During the heated exchange, the telecast went silent on many screens, leaving confusion about what had happened and what had been said….
Jada Pinkett Smith immediately rolled her eyes at the joke. Pinkett Smith has been open about her alopecia, posting a video on Instagram last year to explain how the hair loss had progressed. She first shared the diagnosis in 2018 on an episode of her talk show, when she said she had decided to cut her hair short after handfuls of it came out in the shower.
On Sunday, after Rock spoke, her husband was soon out of his seat. Smith walked down the runway toward the stage.
“Uh-oh,” Rock said. Smith approached, and hit Rock; the impact could be heard through his microphone.
Uncensored broadcasts of the telecast outside the United States showed that after being struck, Rock, trying to keep the mood light, acknowledged that Smith had “smacked” him, using an expletive to describe how hard he had been hit.
Back in his seat, Smith told Rock: “Keep my wife’s name out your fucking mouth!”…
Will Smith and Chris Rock made amends after that now-infamous slap, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Sean “Diddy” Combs confirmed at the Vanity Fair Oscars bash Sunday night that the duo let bygones be bygones after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head during the awards ceremony.
“That’s not a problem. That’s over. I can confirm that,” Diddy, 52, told us of the beef without elaborating on further details of how Smith, 53, and Rock, 57, had reconciled.
“It’s all love,” he added. “They’re brothers.”
Hours before the olive branch, a source told Page Six exclusively that the duo had arranged to work out their issues after the Academy Awards — during which the “King Richard” star apologized to everyone except Rock while accepting his Best Actor award….
I keep looking at the tape….
I do NOT think Smith acrtually ‘hit’ Rock….
If he didn’t?
This was a act?