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Will Smith punches Chris Rock at the Oscars
This year’s Oscars were shocking, sighs and surprises, but all everyone cares about is a punch. The Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, with films like The power of the dog† West Side Story† Licorice Pizza and code fighting out in the major categories.
The biggest story of the evening had almost nothing to do with the awards: a shocking altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock, sparked by a joke about Smith’s wife Jada. Smith walked onto the stage and appeared to punch Rock in the face, before yelling at him to stop referring to his wife.
It no doubt overshadowed the night as a whole, and in particular — just minutes later — Smith’s Best Actor Oscar win for King Richard† Through tears, Smith called himself “a vessel of love” and apologized to the Academy. The LAPD has confirmed Rock will not press charges. The Academy said it “does not condone any form of violence” and launched a “formal review” of what happened. Hours later, Smith apologized to Rock, saying he was “embarrassed”.
Following the incident onstage, celebrities including Alec Baldwin and Adam Sandler have spoken out in support of Rock, whose upcoming comedy tour has since experienced a huge surge of interest.
On Wednesday, during his sold-out Boston show, ego dead tour, finally Rock the altercation between him and Smith.
In our live blog below you can follow all developments about the “slap that was heard all over the world”…
Chris Rock breaks silence on Will Smith Oscars hit
Chris Rock broke his silence about Will Smith slamming him on the Oscars stage Sunday (March 27).
The comedian addressed the altercation Wednesday night (March 30) at his sold-out Boston show ego dead tour, where he said he was “still processing” what happened last weekend.
After the crowd greeted him with a standing ovation, Rock, 57, said with tears in his eyes: “Let me be all misty and s***”. “I don’t have much nonsense to say about that, so if you’re coming for this…” Rock added, saying, “I had a whole show written for this weekend.”
“I’m still processing what happened so at some point I’ll talk about that shit. It will be serious. It will be funny, but now I’m going to tell some jokes,” said the comedian.
Maanya Sachdeva has the full story:
Peony HirwanicMarch 31, 2022 04:26
Debunking Bizarre Claims About the Will Smith Blow
While the entire Will Smith/Chris Rock drama was caught on camera, some internet conspiracy theorists have falsely claimed that the whole thing was planned or a stunt.
At the link below, we’ve debunked some of the wildest theories that claimed The Slap (trademark) was fake…
Isobel LewisMarch 31, 2022 01:32
If there was ever a chance to 30 Rock “Lemon, it’s Wednesday” gif, this would be it…
Isobel LewisMarch 31, 2022 00:07
Will Smith Refused To Leave Oscars After Chris Rock’s Slam, Academy Says
Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars after attacking Chris Rock, but declined, the Academy says.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences says it has now launched “disciplinary proceedings” against Smith for his conduct at the ceremony.
“The Board of Directors today initiated disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s standards of conduct, including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior and endangering the integrity of the Academy,” the organization said in a statement. a new statement.
Nathan PlaceMarch 30, 2022 23:33
One star who missed out on all the onstage action was Rita Ora, who admitted to being in the bathroom when Will Smith punched Chris Rock.
The singer who was present Vanity FairAt the party with friend Taika Waititi, Australia’s Nova FM told her she was “very annoyed” that she had missed the event.
“I suddenly had to go to the bathroom at that point, which I’m very annoyed about,” she said, adding that she wondered what the hell was going on on her return.
Isobel LewisMarch 30, 2022 22:33
Chris Rock’s Return to the Stage
After all the drama from Sunday night, maybe tonight we can hear exactly what Chris Rock has to say, when the comedian returns to comedy for the first time.
Rock kicks off his new one ego dead world comedy tour at The Wilbur in Boston on Wednesday nights.
The venue’s owner, Bill Blumenreich, said: People that the strip was in a “great mood” during rehearsals.
“He’s one of the nicest, funniest people you could ever meet in your life,” he said.
Isobel LewisMarch 30, 2022 20:58
Wanda Sykes thinks Will Smith should have been kicked out for ‘gross’ blow
Wanda Sykes has now gone on to talk about the altercation onstage, saying Chris Rock apologized to her and that she thought Will Smith should have been kicked out.
Appear on Ellen on Wednesday, the Oscars host said Rock had apologized for stealing her thunder, telling her, “‘It should have been your night…I’m so sorry this is about this now.'”
You can read Sykes’ full comments below…
Isobel LewisMarch 30, 2022 19:33
Another figure speaking out about Chris Rock’s joke is interior designer Sheila Bridges, who starred in a 2009 documentary about alopecia titled Good Hair funded by Rock itself.
On Tuesday (March 29), Bridges re-shared a clip on social media of her and Rock discussing the condition in an interview at the time.
“While I didn’t condone violence (or what Will Smith was doing), I’m not entirely surprised Chris Rock was rocked by Will Smith after making @jadapinkettsmith’s medical condition part of his comedic schtick – disrespecting her publicly,” it wrote. they.
“Shame on you @chrisrock. Haven’t we talked at length about how painfully humiliating and difficult it is to go through life as a bald woman in a society obsessed with hair? As if life here as an unprotected black woman isn’t challenging enough?”
Isobel LewisMarch 30, 2022 18:59
Wanda Sykes commentary on Smith/Rock drama
Oscar presenter Wanda Sykes has now joined her co-host Amy Schumer and weighed in on the entire Will Smith slap fiasco.
Presenting Sunday night’s awards ceremony, the comedian has now commented for the first time on what happened between Smith and comedian Chris Rock.
Read her comment below…
Isobel LewisMarch 30, 2022 18:00
Watch Chris Rock’s reaction to Will Smith’s blow
New footage has surfaced online showing Chris Rock in the moments after Will Smith jumped onstage to punch him at the Oscars.
The clip, which appeared on TikTok, shows a dazed-looking Rock who doesn’t seem to understand what just happened.
Below you can see the video…
Isobel LewisMarch 30, 2022 5:08 PM