Celebrities took to social media last night to react to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 94th annual Academy Awards after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock joked about Jada doing a sequel to the 1997 film G.I. Jane. Pinkett-Smith has been open about her struggle with alopecia.
As a result of the joke, Smith walked up to the stage and slapped Rock. A stunned Rock said, “Will Smith just smacked the sh*t out of me.” Smith replied, “Keep my wife’s name out your fu**in’ mouth!” Rock responded, “Wow, dude. It was a G.I. Jane joke.” Smith responded “Keep my wife’s name out your fu**in’ mouth.”
Smith later went on to win his first Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams in King Richard. He apologized for the slap during his speech.