Inside Chris Rock’s Oscars Evening After Will Smith Slap, Drama


In the rearview window. Chris Rock selected to give attention to having enjoyable after getting slapped by Will Smith on the 2022 Oscars.

“Chris is unbothered by the incident,” a supply solely tells Us Weekly. “It takes more than that to shake him up.”

The Grown Ups actor, 57, was “surprised” by Smith’s response to his joke about Jada Pinkett Smith throughout the Sunday, March 27, telecast, however “it didn’t ruin his evening,” the insider says.

The former Oscars host “still went out and partied with friends at Guy Oseary’s party,” the supply tells Us, noting that Rock was “laughing and drinking with friends” because the post-awards present celebration. “He didn’t seem shaken up at all,” the insider provides.

Chris Rock and Will Smith.
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The comic and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum, 53, raised eyebrows on Sunday after Smith stormed the stage in response to Rock’s joke about his spouse, 50.

During the printed, Rock stated he couldn’t wait to see Pinkett Smith within the G.I. Jane sequel as a result of her shaved head. The Gotham alum, who has been vocal about having alopecia, rolled her eyes earlier than her husband charged the presenter and slapped him.

“Will Smith just smacked the s–t out of me,” the Saturday Night Live alum stated in response, inflicting some followers to suppose the altercation was staged.

However, after Smith returned to his seat, it turned clear that he was very upset by Rock taking a jab at Pinkett Smith’s look. “Keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth,” the Wild, Wild West actor yelled again on the Everybody Hates Chris alum.

Smith later tried to clear the air throughout his finest actor acceptance speech for his efficiency in King Richard.

“I want to apologize to The Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. … Thank you for this moment,” the Philadelphia native stated. “And thank you on behalf of Richard and the entire Williams family. Thank you. I hope the academy invites me back.” Smith didn’t immediately tackle Rock on the time.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced on Monday, March 28, that they have been beginning a “formal review around the incident” regardless that Rock declined to file a police report concerning the bodily encounter.

A distinct supply informed Us on Monday that the Academy have been debating throughout the present on whether or not Smith “should be removed” instantly for his actions. “In the moment, the reason to allow Will to stay was because Chris had gone backstage and there wasn’t a risk of them bumping into each other again,” the insider defined.

The Aladdin actor, for his half, was later seen having a superb time together with his spouse on the Vanity Fair Oscar Party after forgoing the Oscars press room post-show. The couple’s children, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, together with Will’s eldest son, Trey Smith, have been all in attendance.

“It was strange how happy Will and his family were acting at the afterparty. They arrived all smiles and sat in a section on their own,” a 3rd eyewitness informed Us of the celebration. “The DJ played a medley of Will’s songs and he danced with Jada. Several people were coming up to congratulate him. From watching [them from afar], you never would have thought there was any drama all night.”

With reporting by Travis Cronin

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