The Slap Heard Around The Entertainment World

Will Smith apologized while giving his speech for Best Actor at the Oscars on Sunday night after he... slapped Chris Rock on stage!!!

Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett doing a sequel for G.I. Jane, possibly not knowing the actress suffers from alopecia. And that's when Will came to the stage and appeared to slap Chris.

Smith then returned to his seat where he cursed at Rock, telling the comedian to “keep his wife’s f___n name out of your mouth.”

During his Best Actor acceptance speech, a tearful Will Smith apologized to the Academy, and to the audience saying he is being “called to protect people.”


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2022 Oscar Winners:

Best Picture: Coda

Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power Of The Dog

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, Coda

Best Animated Feature: Encanto

Best Original Song: "No Time To Die", No Time To Die

Do YOU think the slap was real?!

Check out all of the details on Variety.

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