Will Smith and Chris Rock: Everything to know about the infamous Oscars 2022 slap

By: KBOY / August 1st, 2022 / 14 views

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars after a joke made about Jada Pinkett Smith. Here’s everything that has unfolded since then.

It was one of the most infamous moments in Academy Awards history that became known as “the slap.” The world could not stop talking about Will Smith striking comedian Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Oscars after Rock made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head. Smith would later that night win the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard Williams, in “King Richard.”

There have been a lot of developments since March, including celebrity reactions to what they saw, Rock and Pinkett Smith responding to the incident and Smith facing discipline from the Academy.

Here’s everything to know about the incident and everything that’s transpired since.

Has Will Smith apologized?

The “King Richard” actor has publicly apologized twice for the incident. He released his most recent and first on-camera apology with a YouTube video titled “It’s been a minute…” Friday addressing commonly asked questions, including why Smith didn’t apologize to Rock in his acceptance speech for best actor.

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“I was fogged out by that point. It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is he will reach out,” Smith said. “So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you.”




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