Like many Oscar-goers, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars after the comedians were shocked when he made a joke about the actor’s wife.
During the award for Best Documentary, Rock joked: “Jada, I love you. Private 2, can’t wait to see it,” referring to actress Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head. Will Smith then stepped onto the stage and punched Locke in the face.
Smith shouted at the comedian as he returned to his seat. “Don’t put my wife’s name on your fucking lips”.
Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia, shaved his head last year. She has shared her latest experience with the condition that causes hair loss.
The attack at the Oscars has sent shock waves across social media, with many speculating that it must have been planned or orchestrated. Some reporters and attendees said they believed it was real, and the Los Angeles Police Department later said it was aware of the incident but “the individual concerned refused to file a police report.”