Will Smith: This isn’t the first time the actor has been violent in public

In the middle of the 2022 Oscars ceremony, Will Smith violently slapped comedian Chris Rock. But this is not the actor's first slap.

Will Smith: This isn’t the first time the actor has been violent in public
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Will Smith: This isn’t the first time the actor has been violent in public

The shock on the stage of the 94th Oscars ceremony. On Sunday, March 27 2022, Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock. In 2012, the actor, who won an Oscar for his role in King Richard, had already smacked a journalist.

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock in the face at the 2022 Oscars

At 4 am, the Oscar ceremony got out of hand. Chris Rock, in the middle of the presentation, made a bad joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair, who is suffering from alopecia. The comedian compared her to a character from the film G.I. Jane (Equal Weapons), in which Demi Moore plays a shaven-headed military woman. The comparison didn't go down well with Will Smith, who suddenly stood up, slapped the 57-year-old, and went back to his seat.

Then, the room goes blank when Jaden and Willow's father starts yelling ‘Don't talk about my wife. Keep my wife's name out of your f*****g mouth’. A surreal scene, which continues with Will Smith winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role in King Richard. He ends up apologising, in tears.

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Will Smith slapped a journalist a few years ago

But this is not the first time Will Smith has reacted impulsively and hit someone publicly. During the promotion of Men In Black 3 in 2012 in Moscow, the actor slapped a Ukrainian journalist. While he was quietly answering questions, the man, a big fan of the actor, asked him for a hug. The latter accepted when suddenly the reporter tried to kiss him.

Will Smith yells before walking away:

What the f**k is wrong with you,

A few days later, the actor made a point of explaining himself:

He tried to kiss me on the mouth, he's lucky I didn't sucker punch him in the face.
We're doing an interview and he says, 'I'm your biggest fan, can I have a hug?'
So I give the smart guy a hug, and he tries to lean in and kiss me! It's just weird,

An unfortunate event that ended up happening again on Sunday 27 March 2022, for a completely different reason...

This article was translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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