Actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock on live television minutes before winning the best actor Oscar, a moment that will go down as one of the most shocking in the 94-year history of the Academy Awards.
Rock had joked that Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, could be in the next “G.I. Jane” movie, a reference to her very short hair. She has alopecia, a disease which causes hair loss. Although broadcaster ABC went silent during the exchange, Smith could be heard by people at the event saying: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f-ing mouth.”
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