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:
I've lost so much respect for Will Smith. That reaction was not for the joke it was a frustration built up of his wife's attitude and he needed to take it out on someone. Even will Smith laughed until his narcissistic wife looked at him….
— SantinoSaint (@SantinoSaint2) March 28, 2022
What Will Smith did. I support it. You don’t mess around with someone’s wife.
— Jalilu Zaid (@jaliluzaid) March 28, 2022
i’m not saying Will Smith is right and i’m not saying he’s wrong — everyone is going to have their own opinion. ME, personally, you talk about my family … i’m dealing with the repercussions of my actions later
— Ashley Nicole Moss (@AshNicoleMoss) March 28, 2022
It bothers me that Will Smith defended his actions under the guise of "love" and protecting women. I hope people don't think punching someone is a sign of true love.
— Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) March 28, 2022
Whichever side your opinion lands, we can all agree it was a most bizarre moment of live TV and not one we are all likely to forget about any time soon…
Watch the altercation below:
I cannot believe that this is real life.