Will Smith, who slapped stand-up comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards, has now become an internet meme — and not for the first time.
Rock was presenting the award for best documentary feature, and made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, saying she could be in “GI Jane 2” because of her shaved head.
During his acceptance speech for best actor, Smith apologized to the Academy for the disruption.
Old memes about the 53-year-old actor have resurfaced on Twitter as people make jokes about the slap and the actor’s relationship with his wife, which drew a lot of attention on social media.
When Will Smith surprised the world by walking up on stage at the 94th Annual Academy Awards so he could promptly slap presenter Chris Rock, it became one of the most memorable moments in Oscars history.
Following Smith’s violent outburst, fellow Hollywood friends Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry reportedly talked Smith down. Not long after, Smith went on to win the Oscar for best actor for his role as Richard Williams in “King Richard,”
This isn’t the first time Will Smith had a problem with remarks made by Chris Rock at the Oscars. Rock, who was hosting the awards ceremony in 2016, made comments about Jada Pinkett Smith’s career.
When they say anger is your biggest enemy, it is true to the core. Anger makes you do things that may lend you in a state of utter embarrassment just like Will Smith.