Will Smith Hit Chris Rock Onstage During Academy Awards

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During last night’s 94th academy awards, actor Will Smith walked onstage and hit Chris Rock in the face, after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.

The incident began when Chris Rock appeared before the audience to announce a new award. He began by telling jokes about those in the audience. Jada Pinkett Smith has recently been battling alopecia, which stimulates hair loss.

Chris Rock turned his attention to Will Smith’s wife and said, Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2 movie, can’t wait to see it.”

Jada seemed to not appreciate the joke and rolled her eyes.

It was at this point that will Smith approached Chris Rock on stage and hit him in the face.


The incident was addressed later in the show when Sean Combs took the stage and said, “I did not know that this year’s Oscars was going to be the most exciting Oscars ever.”

He went on to say, we’re going to solve that like family at the Gold Party, but right now we’re moving on with love.”