Veteran American entertainers Chris Rock and Will Smith were involved in an altercation at the 2022 Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, 27th March 2022.

Rock was on stage to present the Oscar for documentary feature and decided to make a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife being in “G.I. Jane”, referring to her bald head and how it resonates with that of the movie character.

The joke brought about laughter because of Jada’s shaved head. After the joke was made, Smith approached the stage and slapped Rock on the face.

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscar Awards night

A few seconds later, Rock responded, “Wow, Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me” before defending what was “just a ‘G.I. Jane’ joke.”

But the Oscar-winning actor was not having it and again screamed, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth.”

That was the greatest night in the history of television,” Rock remarked and carried on with the presentation.

Will Smith and wife Jade Pinkett

Pinkett had earlier revealed that she had the hair loss condition alopecia, which led to the difficult decision of her shaving her hair.

Story: Hilda Katu