Will Smith and Chris Rock had an evident brawl during the 2022 Oscar broadcast. Rock showed up in front of an audience to introduce the Oscar for documentary feature and poked fun at Jada Pinkett Smith being in “G.I. Jane” on account of her shaved head.
Smith then made that big appearance to punch Rock. In spite of the fact that it had all the earmarks of being a joke from the beginning, Smith got back to his seat and shouted at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”
Will Smith’s publicist Meredith O. Sullivan came by him at the commercial break to have a discussion. Also during the break, Denzel Washington got up to speak to Smith privately.
Here Is Why Will Smith Punched Chris Rock At Oscars 2022
Pinkett Smith announced last year she shaved her head after struggling with alopecia. The actor said in an Instagram post, “Now at this point, I can only laugh… y’all know I’ve been struggling with alopecia. Just all of a sudden, one day…it just showed up like that.
Now, this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide. So, I thought I’d just share it so y’all not asking any questions…Mama’s gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something. Me and this alopecia are going to be friends … period!”
Rock ended up awarding the documentary Oscar to Questlove for “Summer of Soul.” Asked in the Oscars press room about Smith smacking Rock, Questlove said, “I’m not talking about that. This is about the Harlem cultural festival.”