Oscars 2022 Twitter Reactions To The Will Smith-Chris Rock Fiasco Will Leave You In Splits

During the live broadcast of Oscars 2022, something completely unexpected happened. Will Smith walked on stage and punched Chris Rock for a baseless joke against his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

After Rock made an offhanded remark about Jada that she look like “GI Jane 2,” the Men In Black actor planted a swing at Chris’ face. The moment became instant fodder for memes and jokes on social media – which some believed to be more entertaining news than the award ceremony itself.

Will Smith Smacked Chris Rock
Will Smith Smacked Chris Rock

After hitting Rock, when Will Smith took his seat, he loudly exclaimed

Keep my wife’s name out of your f*cking mouth.

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What Happened After Will Smith Punched Chris Rock?

Chris Rock appeared shocked by the verbal and physical exchange, but professionally continued his job of presentation. Soon, Smith won the Best Actor award for his role as Richard Williams in King Richard. During his winning speech, he justified his violent act by echoing

I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things.

With that being said, these are some of the Twitter reactions to the Will Smith-Chris Rock fiasco that will leave you in splits –

Will Smith later accepted his mistake and echoed that

I want to apologize to the academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees.

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Smith’s speech was cut short, and he was visibly shaken by the ordeal. The actor later felt broken down into tears when Denzel Washington approached him during the break and echoed

At your highest moment, that’s when the devil comes for you.

With that being said, the night apparently ended on a weird and awkward note with CODA and Jessica Chastain winning the final awards of the evening.

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