Smith apologises for slap incident
Will Smith wins Best Actor award at Oscars
Various social media platforms have been inundated with comments to Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock at the Oscars, Sunday.
Minutes before Will Smith won the Best Actor award – his first Academy Award ever – he slapped comedian Chris Rock who was the presenter for the night, following a joke the latter told about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
“Jada I love you, ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” said Chris Rock.
Considering that Pinkett Smith, wife of Will Smith, has been open about her struggle with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that leads to hair loss, a displeased Will Smith, after laughing at the joke, walked to the stage and slapped Rock.
“Wow, Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me,” Rock reacted to the assault as Smith returned to his seat.
“Keep my wife’s name out your f**king mouth,” said Smith who later rendered an apology to the Academy and his fellow nominees for the incident.
Since the incident, several people across the globe have been reacting to it. While some have condemned the act, others are of the view that it was staged.
Here are some reactions to the most talked-about moment of the Oscars.