Wow! The Oscars were going along smoothly when Chris Rock was introduced as the next presenter. Chris threw some jabs out there in typical fashion, but his joke about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith hit a nerve. Will Smith was NOT having it. Will Smith walks on stage and slaps Rock then has a few words for him.
Page Six: ❝Rock took to the stage and quipped, “Jada, I love you, ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” but while the “King Richard” star first laughed about the joke, he immediately turned sour.
“G.I. Jane” is a 1997 movie starring a shaved-headed Demi Moore as a soldier entering the armed services.
Pinkett Smith, 50, looked furious before the censors turned on and muted Rock, 57, and Smith’s exchange. Lip readers, however, quickly realized a livid Smith, 53, shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth.”
Momentarily fazed, 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.”
Jada suffers from alopecia ‘a condition affecting her hair’ she’s been vocal about her struggle with hair loss. She debuted a shaved head last summer.❞
VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 28, 2022
ABC muted the next 30 seconds or so while Smith was seen mouthing “keep my wife’s name out of your f_ _ _in’ mouth” to Rock.
Crazy, I thought the entire thing was staged at first until I saw the video of Will Smith yelling obscenities to Chris. That was real emotion.