Will Smith Hit Chris Rock At The Oscars… Was It Staged?

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By @emilyontheradio

Forget about who won what Oscar in 2022. Did you see Will Smith walk up and hit Chris Rock? Because that was a thing that happened.

Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head with a G.I. Jane joke. The reason for her shaved head? Hair loss from alopecia. Will Smith did not take this lightly… He strolled up to the stage and struck Chris Rock.

The more intense part came after that though when Will Smith shouted “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”

Later in the show, Diddy took the stage and noted the excitement of the show this year thanks to the unsuspected violence and assured the audience that the little tizzy would be handled at the after party like family with love.

In the second video, Jada is seen smiling and it seems genuine. So was this a sign that the whole altercation was staged or was she just mega-turned out that her husband just did that? What do you think?

The internet didn’t waste time meme-ing this whole debacle: