In tears, Will Smith has accepted Best Actor at the Oscars for “King Richard.”
Twenty minutes earlier, Smith lost control of his temper, went on stage and punched out Chris Rock. The comedian had made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett, having a short hair cut.
Despite what Smith said in his acceptance speech, his behavior was completely unacceptable. It was violent and showed a complete lack of restraint.
He’s apologizing to the Academy and his fellow nominees. But not to Rock. “Life imitates art,” he said, “I look like the crazy father.”
This was a first for the Oscars, and remarkable live TV.
VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 28, 2022