The Oscars have always been around with many controversies. This time, it was no different but the infamous incident that happened during the Academy Awards shook the industry involving Hollywood Stars Will Smith and Chris Rock, which are still being brought up by many celebrities including Mike Tyson. During the Oscars 2022, the comedian Chris Rock cracked a joke on Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith regarding her bald look which in turn triggered Will Smith to assault the comedian on the live stage. This infamous slap led to a major controversy.
Recently, The Baddest Man of The Planet a.k.a Mike Tyson is now being trolled by fans when he spoke in favour of Will Smith over Chris Rock with regards to the infamous slap that happened in March 2022.
Mike Tyson Entertained The Oscars Incident Calling It ‘Interesting’
The former heavyweight champion appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared his thoughts on the infamous slap that happened a few months ago. According to Tyson, the whole incident seemed interesting to him. “That was interesting,” he said.
He shared that he is not shocked by the incident, “I don’t know, if he [Will Smith] felt it was necessary to do it, if he’s not shocked, I’m not shocked.”
This is not the first time Tyson had mentioned that incident. During an episode with DJ Whoo Kid on his podcast, ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,’ he was asked by the former, “You think if you were there, You think Will Smith would have come at you if you did a joke well?”
To which Tyson replied confidently and said, “I wouldn’t be talking about his f**king wife. No, he wouldn’t hit me no.”
Tyson Got Trolled For Siding With Will Smith
With Tyson speaking in favour of Will Smith, fans started trolling him on social media. Check out the tweets below.
If Will Smith tried to actually hit Mike Tyson, would he be able to get a hand through. I bet Mike could block anything he threw. Plus, Will just played Ali so it would be the Ali Tyson fight! The Peanut Gallery gives two thumbs up.
— Toks Nilhaw (@wahlins) June 18, 2022
Mike Tyson for President 😂😭 Chris Rock was crazy https://t.co/xOoKVvM9xM
— bon gamin (@imcaine_) June 15, 2022
lol, you missed Elon mask and Bill gates 😅
Guess you have high places frens 🤣
— HobosOnBSC🔸 | MINT LIVE (0.035 BNB) (@bnbhoboswtf) June 12, 2022
Mike Tyson on Fighting Jake Paul, His Airplane Confrontation & Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock https://t.co/p76QlnQjv2
— Fermata/Nin (@fermata_nin) June 17, 2022
Tyson got into a controversy in April 2022 which happened after the Oscars incident, for getting physical with the passenger and admitted that he was wrong. In the Jimmy Kimmel show, he admitted, “I’m usually good at these things, I guess it was just his number. But I was wrong. That never should’ve happened, that’s me back at my primitive child stages. I shouldn’t have done that, but I was irritated, tired, high, pissed off, yeah. S*** happens.”
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