Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock at the Oscars is something that will be remembered for a long time. Although the two reportedly reconciled after the event ended, the actors have a checkered history dating back to 2016.
A few years ago, at the 88th Academy Awards, Chris Rock opened with a monologue where poked fun at the actor and his wife, Jada Pinkett, for boycotting the ceremony. The comedian compared the protests of the 1950s and 1960s to the second year of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and poked fun at Jada’s protest.
Did Jada get angry? Jada says she won’t come, in protest. And I wonder, why isn’t she on a TV show? Will Jada boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotts the Oscars, it’s like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I was not invited
Chris Rock hinted that Jada Pinkett was upset that Will wasn’t nominated for shock. “Am I telling you the truth? I get it. You’re angry. Let’s just say it’s not fair that Will did a good job and didn’t get nominated. You’re right. Nor is it fair that Will got paid $20 million to wild wild westOK?” the comedian said.
The 2016 Pinkett-Smith boycott was a protest against the lack of diversity among nominees in all major categories. After Chris’ teasing, Will Smith didn’t want to get addicted and his only response to reporters was the sign of love and peace.
Two years later, Chris Rock left a nasty comment on Will Smith’s Instagram post. the protagonist of men in black wished his ex-wife, Sheree Zampino, a happy birthday, to which Rock replied, “Wow. You have a very understanding wife.”
This isn’t the first time Will Smith has reacted like this.
Will Smith’s slap can be analyzed from several points. There are those who justify it and those who condemn the violent attitude of one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. The truth is, it’s not the first time he’s reacted like this.
Nearly a decade ago, Smith slapped a reporter as he tried to kiss her on the mouth. On the red carpet at the premiere of Men in Black III, a Ukrainian communicator approached the actor and kissed him on the cheek. When you tried to go further, Smith pushed him and gave him a light nudge to be smart.
After the incident on Sunday, Will Smith has apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees. After receiving the Best Actor award for king richardthe actor spoke — through tears — about his mission to protect those he loves most.
Black-smith did not apologize to Chris Rock for the slapthough the comedian made it clear he won’t be poking fun at Jada Pinkett-Smith again.
Reconciliation in progress?
After the incident at the Oscars this Sunday, Will Smith and Chris Rock have made amends and agreed to settle their differences.
Agree with Page 6, Smith and his family went to the Vanity Fair party where they danced the night away and forgot what had happened. Sean “Diddy” Combs has confirmed that Smith and Rock have reconciled. “It’s all love. They’re brothers,” said the rapper, who assured that the incident was a thing of the past.
Will Smith and Chris Rock they have not spoken publicly on the subject. The comedian has decided not to file a complaint against The prince of Bel-Airalthough the Los Angeles Police Department has left the door open for a possible future investigation.