Why Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock Across the Face, The Full Breakdown

After The Incident

While there was a commercial break, Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry pulled Will to the side for a private chat. It appeared that everything calmed down after that. Will would later win the Best Actor Honor and address the issue stating “You got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you got too able to have people disrespecting you. And you got to smile and pretend like that’s okay.” Will would later take to social media and apologize for the events that took place.

Why It Happened

The biggest mystery is, why did Will Smith smack Chris Rock across the face? The video clearly shows Will Smith laughing at the joke. Something is not adding up here. For reference, Chris Rock was referring to the movie, G.I Jane where Demi Moore (the actor of the main character) had to get a buzzcut for the role. Chris was essentially poking fun at Jada Smith’s alopecia. Jada Smith has recently come open publicly with her hair loss struggles. So, it really only comes down to 1 thing. Jana was very offended by the joke and once Will realized this, he reacted in an immature way by assaulting Chris Rock. No matter the reason, there is no excuse for Will Smith’s actions.

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Gary Smith

Gary Smith

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