During the Academy Awards on Sunday evening, Will Smith rushed on to the stage after Chris Rock made a comment about Jada Pinkett Smith during his speech and slapped Rock in the face.
Pinkett Smith has recently been open about her struggle with alopecia, a hair loss condition.
The 57-year-old comedian made a G.I Jane reference about Pinkett Smith to which Will Smith reacted by walking onto the stage and slapping Rock in the face.
The slap has divided the internet with some people believing Smith was right to slap Rock, while others disagree. Some have even suggested that whole thing was staged and they believe they have proof.
One Twitter user listed his reasoning for why he believes the slap was fake:
Why the Will Smith, Chris Rock fight was fake:
1. Oscars needed to find a way for people to care about the show again.
2. the punch sound was not right.
3. These are actors, it's their job to fake things.
4. IT'S HOLLYWOOD, everything is fake.#Oscars
— Jake Barford (@BFordLancer48) March 28, 2022
With other people pointing out that it looks as if Rock is bracing himself before the slap even happens, implying he knew what to expect.
Just saw this slow motion captured image of Chris Rock Bracing for slap while smiling and hands behind his back! WAS THE WILL SMITH SLAP REAL OR FAKE? pic.twitter.com/KexR1pMOR3
— lebron bout to fire you (@UndefeatedRatio) March 28, 2022
the fake slap heard round the world!! will smith n chris rock sum market geniuses for this one though ?? pic.twitter.com/BvJ1M2fTzq
— black dave (@BlackDaveNYC) March 28, 2022
Watch the altercation below:
I cannot believe that this is real life.