If the Oscars were looking for an opportunity to put themselves into the spotlight once again, they might have just found it.
The 94th Academy Awards, held on 27 March 2022, saw Will Smith going on stage and delivering a slap to Chris Rock. It is hard to say if it was planned but we’ll leave you guys to decide –
For full context, Chris Rock had taken on stage to present an award for best documentary. However, he could not resist cracking a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, and her shaved hair.
Jada Pinkett Smith has been open with her current battle with alopecia, which causes hair loss in the past.
The incident mars Will Smith’s win as best actor for his role as Richard Williams in the biographical sports drama, King Richard.
During his acceptance speech, Will Smith apologized for his actions which are simply par on course for such incidents. After all, this is not the first time Chris Rock had made Jada Pinkett Smith part of his jokes at the Oscars. Back in 2016 when Rock was hosting the Oscars, he said “Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties – I wasn’t invited!”
Oof. Bring on the memes!
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!