American stand-up comedian Chris Rock first commented on the incident during the “Oscars” in March 2022. Then, for a bad joke, he got hit in the face by Will Smith.
Will Smith at the “Oscars” 2022
“He who says words hurt was never punched in the face”, – Rock said.
He then added, “I'm not a victim. Yes, it hurts, mommy. But I got rid of that crap and went to work the next day.”
Recall that during the “Oscar” Chris Rock joked about the close-cropped hair of Jada Pinkett-Smith, wife of Will Smith, who suffers from alopecia. Smith, who was sitting with his wife in the hall, jumped onto the stage and punched Rock in the face. Returning to his seat, Smith yelled, “Keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouths.”
Smith later apologized and resigned from the Academy. He was denied the right to participate in the events “Oscar” for 10 years.
As ProShoKino reported, Will Smith's antics at the Oscars cost him another movie.