I don’t know what the back story between Chris Rock and Will Smith is, if any. Rock was presenting an Oscar and made a crack about “G.I. Jane 2” which has something to do with Jada Pickett Smith having a bald head. Pickett Smith does suffer from alopecia, which causes hair loss.
She has apparently spoken out about it in the past.
In any event, Will Smith didn’t find the crack amusing. Take a look.
UNCENSORED WILL SMITH FOOTAGE AS SHOWN ON AUSTRALIAN TV pic.twitter.com/NcRfdjWxqe
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 28, 2022
Here’s what the Japanese saw. The slap is a little better, or worse, depending on your POV.
VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 28, 2022
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 28, 2022
Well, if people were starting to get bored, that sure woke them up.
And then twenty minutes later Will Smith picked up the Oscar for Best Actor. This will all be great in a biographical film, I’ll say that much.