Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock were once on stage together. Smith has slapped Rock during a scene, and the two have since apologized to the Academy. But what happened between these two? What triggered the slap? And why did Smith slap Rock? Here are a few theories. Read on to learn more. But first, how did Smith and Rock meet? Will Smith and Chris Rock worked on movies and TV together.
Jada Pinkett Smith slaps Chris Rock
Despite the slap, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have not discussed the incident in public. While the actor has been banned from the Oscars for 10 years, Pinkett Smith has not publicly apologized for the incident. It’s unclear why the actor felt he needed to protect his wife. However, he didn’t use the slap as an excuse. She has been open about the challenges that she faces from alopecia. During the Oscars, the family has focused on a deep healing process for Jada.
The slap came during a live broadcast of the Oscars. Will Smith later released a statement calling the behavior “unacceptable” and apologized publicly to Rock. Pinkett Smith’s hair follicles are thin, so her slap was intended to send a message to Chris Rock about alopecia, which she has been struggling with for years. After all, alopecia is a condition that causes hair loss.
Smith apologizes to Academy
Will Smith has apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his violent act at the Oscars Sunday night. His slap on Chris Rock, who was standing beside him on stage, prompted a condemnation from the Academy and his fellow best actor nominees. Smith did not address the incident directly in his speech, but he has since apologized to viewers and Academy members. Smith also resigned his seat from the Academy’s board of governors.
The decision by the Academy may seem overly harsh, but it was based on the fact that Smith had resigned from the Academy on April 1, when he was no longer subject to financial and other sanctions. Still, the Academy’s decision to suspend Smith from future ceremonies is far from perfect. As the Academy makes amends to the people affected by Smith’s actions, Rock and the Academy will be obligated to implement practices to prevent future mistakes.
Pinkett Smith jokes about boycotting Oscars
Chris Rock took a shot at Jada Pinkett Smith in 2016, making fun of the star’s boycott of the Oscars. Pinkett Smith had previously joked about boycotting the Oscars due to the lack of diversity at the event. However, she quickly brushed the comment off, but other celebrities haven’t been able to ignore it. Here are some reactions to the Oscars moment from Pinkett Smith:
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have a long history of feuding, so when he and Pinkett slapped each other during the 2016 Academy Awards, the two were likely pissed off. However, this was not the first time Will Smith had poked fun at Pinkett Smith, or at the Academy. In fact, the two have appeared together at various events, including a game of basketball with Will Smith.
Smith and Rock worked together in tv and movies
The comedians have had several projects in common over the years, including a sitcom and a comedy film. Chris Rock and Will Smith were first paired in the 1996 comedy, “The Nutty Professor,” in which Will Smith starred as the zebra Marty and his wife Gloria played the hippo Gloria. The two later worked together in films including G.I. Jane, and the two are still close friends today.
Will Smith and Chris Rock have been friends for a while. They have worked together in movies and TV shows, including “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The two were seen out in public together for several months after Smith married Pinkett Smith in 1997. However, their relationship hasn’t always been smooth sailing. But even with a rocky relationship, Smith and Rock have always been friends.
Smith resigns from Academy
The Academy said that it initiated disciplinary proceedings against Will Smith after a board of governors meeting. Smith resigned in response to the board’s decision to initiate a disciplinary proceeding. The Academy’s next action on Smith is expected to be determined at its April 18 meeting. In the meantime, Smith is still eligible to be nominated and win Oscars. But his decision to step down may impact his future plans.
Earlier this week, Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, citing his alleged incident with Chris Rock during the Oscars telecast. As a result of the incident, Smith forfeited his voting privileges in the Academy. The Academy, which is invitation only, conducts a once-a-year review of its membership. After Smith resigned, it will decide on disciplinary actions against him.