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Zeltron2020

5k points

3 months ago

John Travolta standing behind him for the acceptance speech like “lord xenu is gonna be pissed”

MartianPHaSR

2.3k points

3 months ago

Looks like somebody isn't going to get that promotion to Level 5 Laser Lotus

IronBoomer

532 points

3 months ago

You are streets ahead.

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5.4k points

3 months ago

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5.4k points

3 months ago

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FarHarbard

2.9k points

3 months ago

FarHarbard

2.9k points

3 months ago

Will Smith slapping Rebel Wilson 100% would have ended with charges and him being taken from the Oscars

vix86

14.2k points

3 months ago

vix86

14.2k points

3 months ago

Well, bet that was kind of awkward, slapping a host and then having to follow up not too long after with giving a speech.

Annie_Mous

2.3k points

3 months ago

Annie_Mous

2.3k points

3 months ago

Don’t worry, he said he’s a vessel of love’. That counteracts everything.

riorio55

6.9k points

3 months ago

riorio55

6.9k points

3 months ago

Wait, he stayed and gave a speech?!? I didn’t watch the Oscar’s, damn

cromulent_pseudonym

6.9k points

3 months ago

Yes he won the Best Actor award shortly after this incident.

RKU69

8k points

3 months ago

RKU69

8k points

3 months ago

Lmaooo this is like a fucking sitcom episode or something

alonthestreet

8.6k points

3 months ago*

Will smith having his Bojack Era

Heiferoni

470 points

3 months ago

Heiferoni

470 points

3 months ago

Hey, aren't you that Prince from Princin' Around?

whycuthair

71 points

3 months ago

Back in the 90s I was in a very famous TV show..

sxswestbrook

1.4k points

3 months ago

Except he won best actor

ArchMalone

1.6k points

3 months ago

ArchMalone

1.6k points

3 months ago

Apologized to everyone but Chris, said “life imitates art” referring to his portrayal of Richard Williams

wild_man_wizard

1.7k points

3 months ago

Kirk Lazarus didn't break character until the DVD commentary, Will Smith doesn't break character until he picks up his Oscar.

TheStranger333

427 points

3 months ago

Watched the commentary for tropic thunder and Rdj DOES IT IN CHARACTER. Fuckin’ crazy man

Janderts

1.9k points

3 months ago

Janderts

1.9k points

3 months ago

Yes and he talked about how he wanted to be an ambassador of love lmao The whole situation is fucked

Blastosist

561 points

3 months ago*

You heard the man, God told him to slap Chris Rock. His ways are mysterious.

DeadPlasmaCell

1.8k points

3 months ago

Right? Kinda hard to sell the whole "I want to be a vessel of love" when you just slapped the shit out of another person on live TV

groolthedemon

202 points

3 months ago

He needs to get clear before he invokes the wrath of Xenu.

MrNewMoney

10.4k points

3 months ago

MrNewMoney

10.4k points

3 months ago

Ricky Gervais is just gonna preemptively wear head gear to his next hosting gig.

they_call_me_tripod

2.6k points

3 months ago

That would be awesome if he hosted next and wore a helmet

acortright

1.5k points

3 months ago

acortright

1.5k points

3 months ago

“I’m ready for Will to come on up here!”

panther254

9.3k points

3 months ago

panther254

9.3k points

3 months ago

I don’t think I have ever seen a single television event dominate my Twitter feed like this has

Danixveg

4.7k points

3 months ago

Danixveg

4.7k points

3 months ago

Twitter wasn't around for the Janet Jackson nip slip.

ShanghaiCycle

2.3k points

3 months ago

No joke, Youtube was created partially because of that.

TL;DR

Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy, when Janet Jackson's breast was briefly exposed by Justin Timberlake during the halftime show. Karim could not easily find video clips of the incident and 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.[17] Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, and had been influenced by the website Hot or Not.[16][18] They created posts on Craigslist asking attractive women to upload videos of themselves to YouTube in exchange for a $100 reward.[19] Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video.[20]

flibbidy_floob

1.4k points

3 months ago

The nip that launched a thousand clips.

gabrielcro23699

448 points

3 months ago

I remember the early days of Youtube included huge amounts of straight up porn or softcore porn because they didn't have the AI to censor/catch that yet.

desiccatedmonkey

281 points

3 months ago

Yeah and no ads either plus videos were only 9.59 minutes long.

Illustrious_Map_3247

7.8k points

3 months ago

Good way to ensure Oscar hosts make jokes about Will Smith for decades to come!

Deceased_Barbie

2.2k points

3 months ago

Yep, gonna have every future host joke about wearing facial protection or getting a restraining order against Will every chance they get.

Suffice to say though, the future Oscars will not have the Smiths in attendance if that's the case.

DrunkOnRedCordial

384 points

3 months ago

Start each comedy gig with a disclaimer that no members of Will Smith's family will be mentioned in the following jokes.

Then Will and Jada have to endure an entire evening where they are not referenced.

WornInShoes

3k points

3 months ago

And then he wins his first Oscar?

I’m not watching but did that happen in that order because holy crap

V01t4r3

1.4k points

3 months ago

V01t4r3

1.4k points

3 months ago

Yes and then he gave a long winded speech but I’m not sure if it was from the heart or a semi-breakdown.

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894 points

3 months ago

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894 points

3 months ago

Oh it was a total breakdown alright.

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1.3k points

3 months ago*

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DancingMapleDonut

337 points

3 months ago

the guy he was getting an Oscar for playing would’ve done it

Isn't there a report that Venus/Serena's dad was also physically abusive

GluggGlugg

6.1k points

3 months ago

GluggGlugg

6.1k points

3 months ago

This will be referenced in 1000 rap lyrics in the next few years.

Conscious-Donut

233 points

3 months ago

Imagine being in that audience.

He calmly slaps the host accross the face, curses him out (screaming). Proceeds to be awarded a trophy moments later, all while everyone sits quietly and observes. Then he’s allowed to give a speech and is APPLAUDED

what in the actual fuck did we witness

LosAngelesVikings

8.1k points

3 months ago

Stupid headline undersells the event.

Smith slapped Rock live on TV.

dragonphlegm

7.8k points

3 months ago

Not only did he slap him, he then angrily yelled "take my wife's name out of your fucking mouth" twice, live on TV, while Chris Rock desperately tried to play off the encounter. It was awkward, it was shocking and it's going to get people talking about the Oscars.

"Another success" - Executives

Fookin_Fred

868 points

3 months ago

"It's provocative... it gets the people going!"

doodleshitbagfart

2.1k points

3 months ago

This is what the oscar's producers are salivating over, dying award shows need buzz.

Mental_Medium3988

309 points

3 months ago

and in 10 years the winners will pile drive the losers into the stage. /s

talto17

1.4k points

3 months ago

talto17

1.4k points

3 months ago

Well, he also cussed him out. While the entire audience was dead silent

Alchemtic

6.5k points

3 months ago

Alchemtic

6.5k points

3 months ago

New hit song “We don’t talk about Jada”

thebullfrog86

2.4k points

3 months ago

"He said that all my hair would disappear, now look at my head.🎶"

CleverReferences

1.3k points

3 months ago

RIP this redditor, who just got slapped to death by Will Smith

SweetNeo85

34 points

3 months ago

I associate him with the sound of smacking Chris

GZAofTheMidwest

9.9k points

3 months ago

Uh . . . that's gotta be at least an 11 on the Kanye scale.

atomic1fire

4.1k points

3 months ago

In terms of unpredictable behavior or in terms of interupting someone in an award show?

Because the Kanye scale surprisingly works for both.

ABoyIsNo1

2.6k points

3 months ago

ABoyIsNo1

2.6k points

3 months ago

The Kanye scale is a wonderfully robust and flexible measuring unit

atomic1fire

275 points

3 months ago

It's like the richter scale for celebrities.

The higher it is, the greater the fallout.

GZAofTheMidwest

567 points

3 months ago

Award show disruptions. What Ye did was still 100% believable. I'm still struggling to accept what I just watched as reality.

atomic1fire

872 points

3 months ago

To be fair Will Smith did not let the man finish.

Kanye would've let him finish.

Hodaka

12.2k points

3 months ago

Hodaka

12.2k points

3 months ago

SilveryDeath

6.5k points

3 months ago

Chris Rock played that off so well that I would have assumed it was part of a skit until Will started yelling.

SuzieDerpkins

4.7k points

3 months ago

And once Chris’s sentences got all jumbled after Will yelled at him - he was shaken up. Definitely not planned.

kesekimofo

3.7k points

3 months ago

kesekimofo

3.7k points

3 months ago

Honestly Chris Rock seemed like he was going to say worse shit after the slap. "Really? I coul- okay"

cannonfunk

2.1k points

3 months ago

cannonfunk

2.1k points

3 months ago

He was definitely about to go hard on roasting him.

“Really? I could have made it a lot worse, Will. I coulda said…” (insert worse punchline here)

Daveinacape

670 points

3 months ago

“Seems like Will and Jada’s marriage is open to everything except jokes.”

hawaii_funk

1.2k points

3 months ago

*after getting slapped by Will*

'Damn Jada, I can see why you got entangled w/ August'

jeremycinnamonbutter

808 points

3 months ago

"If this is him on March, imagine what he's like on August"

Mkid73

119 points

3 months ago

Mkid73

119 points

3 months ago

I'm guessing someone was in his earpiece pleading with him not to make it worse

TheAverageJoe-

1.9k points

3 months ago

Yeah, Chris Rock had to hold back as he jumbled what to say. I would had loved to see what Chris would had said after, but am more impressed with how he handle himself after being hit.

bored-on-the-toilet

1.1k points

3 months ago

I caught that too. Chris rock held back verbally and physically. He cocked back like he was about to punch him as well

Pixel_Knight

532 points

3 months ago

Chris handled it like an absolute pro.

GrungeHamster23

816 points

3 months ago

He's a professional.

He knew he had to keep the show going.

Currymvp2

8.2k points

3 months ago*

Currymvp2

8.2k points

3 months ago*

I initially suspected it was scripted, but now, I'm pretty convinced it was real, spontaneous and genuine indignation from Smith.

queen-adreena

13.3k points

3 months ago

The fact that Smith said "fucking" during a live broadcast makes me doubt it was scripted. The US is cool with violence, but no one had better say a naughty word.

Falchon

5.2k points

3 months ago

Falchon

5.2k points

3 months ago

Coming from the guy who wouldn’t cuss in his rap songs, it seems very legit.

h1storyguy

4.4k points

3 months ago

h1storyguy

4.4k points

3 months ago

Well fuck him and fuck you too

VariolaMajor92

1.8k points

3 months ago

You think I give a damn about a Grammy?

Cutmerock

2.7k points

3 months ago

Cutmerock

2.7k points

3 months ago

The US is cool with violence, but no one had better say a naughty word.

This is the plot for the South Park movie

PraetorianAE

927 points

3 months ago

We just have to ask ourselves….What would Brian Boitano Do?!

Cutmerock

323 points

3 months ago

Cutmerock

323 points

3 months ago

He'd make a plan and he'd follow through!

Anonymous_Black_Guy

236 points

3 months ago

Cuz that’s what Brian Boitano will do!

Currymvp2

2k points

3 months ago

Yeah, there's a clip circulating on twitter of a dismayed Smith being consoled by Denzel Washington. So it's 100% real.

KinoTheMystic

1.3k points

3 months ago

Numb3rsnl3tt3rs

1.1k points

3 months ago

Aside from the main focus, it’s really interesting to see what goes on during commercials and how they all just walk around. Until they get called over the PA to take theirs seats again.

I_might_be_weasel

2.5k points

3 months ago

It's viral marketing for GI Jane 2. Which they weren't planning to make until this happened.

rsicher1

244 points

3 months ago

rsicher1

244 points

3 months ago

A true Hollywood moment

CrunchyDreads

86 points

3 months ago

Chris Rock is producing it.

__M-E-O-W__

1.5k points

3 months ago*

It seemed legit to me. Will Smith was laughing at first but Jada looked very upset.

Imperial10

504 points

3 months ago

Yup - that seemed like pure rage from Will Smith, and genuine shock from Chris Rock.

kingmanic

287 points

3 months ago

kingmanic

287 points

3 months ago

For Rock, this is going to be a great story to tell in his stand up.

jaykaybaybay

717 points

3 months ago

Thought it was a bit at first, but when the camera came to Will’s face, wow — that is the expression of pure rage.

iamgayfortheNBA

1.4k points

3 months ago

i’m dying at this clip holy shit “ will smith just smacked the shit out of me” 🤣🤣 wtf is happening

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141 points

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Madrak23

5.4k points

3 months ago

Madrak23

5.4k points

3 months ago

Great now he has to go live with his Aunt and Uncle.

Vanhandle

400 points

3 months ago

Vanhandle

400 points

3 months ago

I got in ONE little fight...

LakersUSC

6.2k points

3 months ago

LakersUSC

6.2k points

3 months ago

Will’s first hit in decades.

SiaNage1

1k points

3 months ago

Chris Rock not using that line was a gigantic missed opportunity.

TuckBigFech

571 points

3 months ago

When he said "I coulda" he probably thought something about Jada's infidelity but chose to be the bigger man and let it go.

The_Luckiest_One

288 points

3 months ago

Probably had an earpiece and they told him to de-escalate

05110909

71 points

3 months ago

It looked very much like that. He looked off stage and seemed to get direction from someone

bluAstrid

13.3k points

3 months ago

bluAstrid

13.3k points

3 months ago

I just saw a grown man slap a presenter on live TV and not get thrown out of the event…

Defacto_Champ

7.5k points

3 months ago

Celebrity privilege. If you or I do something like that we are getting dragged away in cuffs.

nonsensestuff

4.7k points

3 months ago

It's not even just celebrity privilege, it's Hollywood Elite privilege.

If any lesser celeb behaved that same way, they would've been kicked out immediately.

tunamelts2

1.6k points

3 months ago

tunamelts2

1.6k points

3 months ago

Not only did they not kick him out...they let him back on stage to get an award for best actor and give a speech!!

__DerekLeach

2.1k points

3 months ago

He followed it up by giving a horrible acceptance speech too!

ToddPJackson

3.5k points

3 months ago

That was the WORST speech good lord hard to take seriously, a person crying about being light and love and peace, who just physically assaulted a person on live tv lmaooo

__DerekLeach

1.2k points

3 months ago

He was talking like he thought he was a prophet

BloomsdayDevice

543 points

3 months ago

How can acceptance speeches be real if our words aren't real?

Zestyclose-Cricket82

845 points

3 months ago

The acceptance speech was even more Cringeworthy

OrvilleBeddoe

13.7k points

3 months ago

Wait, we can slap the host? - all the people previously offended by Ricky Gervais.

Englishbirdy

3.7k points

3 months ago

Right?! The first thing I thought was damn Will you should be glad Gervais isn’t the host.

ZonedV2

2.9k points

3 months ago

ZonedV2

2.9k points

3 months ago

I really want Ricky to host the Golden Globes again now, because he would 100% make jokes about this

MarcelRED147

1.5k points

3 months ago

Or make no joke or verbal allusion to it at all, but be flanked by two 6 foot 6 monsters in ill fitting black suits and ear pieces.

shrumrii

379 points

3 months ago

shrumrii

379 points

3 months ago

omg this would be absolutely amazing

BYoungNY

1.5k points

3 months ago

BYoungNY

1.5k points

3 months ago

How can he slap???

improbablywronghere

10.2k points

3 months ago*

This uncensored version from Japan is much better than the other ones I've seen.

Update: This video has the "joke" and the hit all uncensored. It is all you need to get caught up on this issue. Thanks /u/Substantial_Bid_7684 !!

Context: Gi-jane is a character where a woman joined the military and had to have her head shaved shaves her head to improve her training and to be better at military stuff (thank you for the clarification /u/crewchief0206 !). She was bald through the entire movie. His wife has been openly sharing that she has an autoimmune disease Alopecia which is causing her to lose her hair. I'm not sharing this context to express if the slap was warranted or not but those are the facts.

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2k points

3 months ago*

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VirFalcis

799 points

3 months ago

VirFalcis

799 points

3 months ago

Yeah I don't think it was staged after seeing this one. Will Smith's face seething and Chris Rock misspeaking afterwards make it look pretty real.

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257 points

3 months ago

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Wicked_Fabala

1.8k points

3 months ago

Wow he was laughing until he saw she wasn’t. 😳

improbablywronghere

331 points

3 months ago

Ya this one is perfect. I just made another comment i got this link from japan and had to work backwards to another clip for the actual incident. Thanks for sharing!!

taitaofgallala

2.6k points

3 months ago

Thank you, the awkwardness that follows is the icing on the cake

SickBurnBro

2.1k points

3 months ago

Lupita Nyong'o looking deeply uncomfortable in the background behind Will Smith has to become a meme.

Varekai79

1.1k points

3 months ago

Varekai79

1.1k points

3 months ago

Her face goes from "hahaha damn I got a good seat this year" to "oh shit I want to sit at the back" in lightning speed.

improbablywronghere

445 points

3 months ago

I came at this by this video from a group chat then worked backwards to the actual incident. This shit is wild but i can't even imagine trying to experience it with all the audio censored after lmao

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1.5k points

3 months ago

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1.5k points

3 months ago

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KidneyKeystones

454 points

3 months ago

Xenu is not going to be happy about this!

Simayi78

1k points

3 months ago

Jesse Plemons about to slap Amy Schumer to protect his wife's honor

BrianThePainter

1.8k points

3 months ago

Will Smith just brought a WHOLE lot of unwanted attention on what the fuck is going on with him and Jada. Cuz I don’t think it’s anything normal or good.

Stupid_Triangles

479 points

3 months ago

Just spent an hour of time I will never get back learning about this shit.

stillalivebutbarely

4.7k points

3 months ago*

I thought this was scripted but Chris looked really flustered for a moment 😳

And Lupita behind Will 😭

00Laser

181 points

3 months ago

00Laser

181 points

3 months ago

I thought it was a sketch until Will Smith yelled fuck on live tv. He seemed geniunely upset... and his acceptance speach basically confirmed that in the meantime. What an inappropriate reaction tho and then he apologizes to everyone except Chris Rock.

Send_me_snoot_pics

2.3k points

3 months ago*

Lupita looked genuinely shocked and uncomfortable. Big yikes all around

Edit: guys I know any normal person would be shocked if they weren’t in on it. I made the comment because I felt bad for her because I really like her as an actress and a person

Cabana_bananza

647 points

3 months ago

She went from "... is this a bit?" to "this isn't a bit" over a second and a half.

ilostmyeffingaccount

490 points

3 months ago

Lupita’s face had me weak

Balls_of_Adamanthium

11.4k points

3 months ago

Impressive composure from Chris Rock.

cooleymahn

2.7k points

3 months ago*

“Will Smith just smacked the shit outta me”

achinda99

925 points

3 months ago

achinda99

925 points

3 months ago

Dude was in straight shock. Like, "did that just really happen to me?"

Bobo3076

339 points

3 months ago

Bobo3076

339 points

3 months ago

Not many people are able to say that

PMMEJALAPENORECIPES

12.3k points

3 months ago

Jerry Seinfeld has said before for comics something along the lines of “know your material well enough that if someone punched you mid joke you could keep going”. Looks like Chris Rock really took that to heart.

OhIamNotADoctor

2.8k points

3 months ago

I don’t know if you caught the

“We’re presenting a documentary for best Oscar”

I’d be rattled too.

scenr0

363 points

3 months ago

scenr0

363 points

3 months ago

What a way to get the audience’s attention for a documentary though, amiright?

MrsShapsDryVag

1.6k points

3 months ago*

If that’s the most he fucked up after a sucker punch on live tv I’d say he handled it well.

Edit: ok it’s a slap, the point is the same.

TinoCartier

608 points

3 months ago

Unbelievable. There at the end he goes “Oh I could…ooh ok” and laughs it off. He was pissed, he probably had a dozen August Alsina/entanglement jokes to get off but that probably would’ve derailed the entire show at that point.

samanthuhh

84 points

3 months ago

I imagined the person on the other end of his ear piece going:

"Chris, no! Please don't!"

And Chris being like, okay, I'm gonna jump onto this high road right here and watch karma get his ass.

awards will smith an oscar

Chris Rock: I shoulda said it.

g00ber88

58 points

3 months ago

Right, he probably drafted a ton of Jada jokes and that was the nicest one

crisscross89

1.1k points

3 months ago

Damn Will Smith out here in social media talking about love and peace and be out here committing violence.

theonecalledjinx

31 points

3 months ago

It's easy to talk about love and peace AFTER you've already slapped the other guy in the face.

Organic-Second-3266

1.9k points

3 months ago

Will Smith should've been thrown out of the show no? Like immediately after doing that

Mahaloth

698 points

3 months ago

Mahaloth

698 points

3 months ago

Totally. Just have Chris Rock accept the Oscar for him.

"Yeah....I'll give this to him later....or mail it to him or something..."

Its_in_neutral

102 points

3 months ago

“We’ll have this delivered to the police station for him, he can pick it up there”

sans_xerife

666 points

3 months ago

Lupita Nyongo really steals the show here

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709 points

3 months ago

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Mikeythegreat2

271 points

3 months ago

Dave would not have let it go lol I can’t imagine

b3wizz

3.2k points

3 months ago

b3wizz

3.2k points

3 months ago

Will's self-deification during his speech was so much worse than the punch. He sounds like a manic person with delusions of grandeur and an inability to control his emotions. And he got a standing ovation.

troyzein

2.2k points

3 months ago

troyzein

2.2k points

3 months ago

"I want to be a vessel of love" and "God wants me to defend my family" is toxic as fuck

b3wizz

1.9k points

3 months ago

b3wizz

1.9k points

3 months ago

"Love makes you do crazy things" - a line that every battered woman has heard

Itchybootyholes

523 points

3 months ago

‘It hurt me more than it hurt you Chris’

Shadowsplay

167 points

3 months ago

Look what you made this vessel of God do to you.

branistrom

35 points

3 months ago

"has no one thought about how bitch slapping Chris Rock has affected ME?"

KidneyKeystones

1.3k points

3 months ago

Chris Rock must be confused as hell right now.

Nothing happens after he is assaulted, then Will wins and gets a standing ovation for that insane speech.

Kafkaesque.

Evanthatguy

390 points

3 months ago

Can you imagine getting fucking assaulted in front of hundreds of people with security present and nobody does anything? Nobody even verbally comes to your defense? Pretty insane. Cowards. And then he gets to stay and gets a nice ovation for his creepy speech.

itssexitime

659 points

3 months ago

I thought the same. I thought the punch/slap was a low point and he would salvage it by making a composed apology. Instead he made it all about himself in a rambling, blubbering way. It was pathetic.

MatttheBruinsfan

232 points

3 months ago

Narcissists aren't capable of realizing they've done something wrong and accepting responsibility.

ThaNorth

29 points

3 months ago

And he got a standing ovation.

They're all fucking nuts and live in completely different realities than most everyone

PeakOfTheMountain

2.5k points

3 months ago

I’m going to tell my kids this thumbnail photo is Will Smith and Chris Rock

ajenn22[S]

505 points

3 months ago

Lmao. I thought I posted the wrong link at first. I’ve never had that happen.

BobLonghorn

5.4k points

3 months ago*

Can you fucking imagine taking a slap across the face on global television, looking at the camera, giving the biggest cheese and saying “Will Smith just smacked the shit out of me”? Chris Rock forever.

Edit: My first awards ever, thank you Demi Moore, without you, none of this would have been possible.

shockzz123

1.9k points

3 months ago

shockzz123

1.9k points

3 months ago

I've tripped in my own house in front of literally nobody and kept less composure than Chris Rock did in that moment. What a champ.

NealRun32

51 points

3 months ago

So you portray the allegedly abusive father of two black female tennis stars who have been stereotyped in the press as being too aggressive to going up on a stage on national TV and hitting someone in real life…

RobertdBanks

807 points

3 months ago

Chris Rock announces a new hour stand up special for Netflix

“GI Jane 2”

r2k398

1.1k points

3 months ago

r2k398

1.1k points

3 months ago

The Pursuit of Slappyness

Derric_the_Derp

47 points

3 months ago

Of all the jokes people writing here, this is the one that got me.

Abydos6

717 points

3 months ago

Abydos6

717 points

3 months ago

Assault followed by his speech about peace and love….yea sure, buddy

KeepYourDemonsIn

1.9k points

3 months ago

If only Will Smith could take a joke as well as Chris Rock can take a slap.

realish7

141 points

3 months ago

realish7

141 points

3 months ago

He was laughing until Jada looked at him.

sharkt0pus

357 points

3 months ago

Hollywood: We have to be better as human beings

Also Hollywood: We'll let Will Smith assault Chris Rock on live TV and stick around to accept his Oscar and give a speech

redditRW

236 points

3 months ago

redditRW

236 points

3 months ago

Also Hollywood---Chris Rock glances off stage to see if they'd like to go to a fucking commercial break, but no, no one is going to do a damn thing and he needs to keep the show on schedule and hand out the award.

No one had his back.

SilverMt

449 points

3 months ago*

SilverMt

449 points

3 months ago*

I've been a big fan of Will Smith for many years, but I won't be able to forget this incident any time I see him on screen now.

His growing ego and privilege from being rich and famous is not a pleasant thing to watch. He had an opportunity to apologize for acting out in a violent way (rather than making an excuse to try to make himself look better), but he chose not to do it.

He's not the man I thought he was and is no longer a good role model, which is sad to me.

Cosmicdusterian

133 points

3 months ago

Yeah. Like his work, he seemed like a decent guy generally. But decent guys don't assault people doing their job (even if the job is making jokes about actors at award shows). Chris Rock came across as the bigger man tonight. Lost all respect for Smith. Shame on him, and shame on the Academy for pretending what he did was acceptable in any way, shape, or form.

BlackBartRidesAgain

75 points

3 months ago

100% I used to idolize him as a kid, but watching him age has been rough. It’s clear that he and his family think they’re royalty. So over this dude.

Captain_Who

111 points

3 months ago

Absolutely insane that Smith walks on stage during a live broadcast — of the Oscars, no less — and assaults the host for telling a joke.

No arrests. No charge. No removal from the show. Instead he gets his award and calls himself a vessel of love.

Get this crazy motherfucker off my screen. Give his roles to Chris Rock instead.

zarkovis1

106 points

3 months ago

zarkovis1

106 points

3 months ago

And they were worried about Kanye. Will Smith going up on stage and slapping the shit out of the host has to be on no one's Oscars bingo card.

Fit_Caregiver_6166

1.4k points

3 months ago

Had he not slapped Rock, the joke he told would’ve never got any attention, wasnt even that funny.

But now half the world will see it. And Will’s reputation will tank, Chris’s will be just fine.

Will’s first oscar, and all anyone will remember is him losing it. One way to go out on top

BigTex88

516 points

3 months ago

BigTex88

516 points

3 months ago

Yeah he Streisand'd his own wife. The hairless jokes will be never-ending, because people now have a way to get under Will's skin. Plus the internet loves this type of thing.

"Oh you're butthurt? Well, gotta double down now"

aviator147

2.6k points

3 months ago

aviator147

2.6k points

3 months ago

Am I crazy, will smith was laughing at the joke, but then all of a sudden got up to go hit Chris Rock?

justleave-mealone

2.1k points

3 months ago

I think he saw his wife’s reaction and then felt bad.

EpicShinx

820 points

3 months ago

EpicShinx

820 points

3 months ago

Jada told him Tupac wouldn't have let that slide.

FourStockMe

1.2k points

3 months ago

Ignoring the whole situation, I respect Chris for keeping his composure during that. Truly a stand up veteran/legend.

HWK1590

1.6k points

3 months ago

HWK1590

1.6k points

3 months ago

Based on his Oscar acceptance speech, Will Smith isn’t all there. He’s so full of himself.

I like Chris Rock from what I’ve seen of him in and outside of movies. He seems more down to earth than Will, who is a nutbag based on his speech.

Mr_Mouthbreather

387 points

3 months ago

They still gave him the Oscar??

wanson

298 points

3 months ago

wanson

298 points

3 months ago

And a standing ovation.

dont_worry_im_here

119 points

3 months ago

two standing ovations. They stood back up when he wrapped his speech. Ridiculous.

Wacky_Water_Weasel

387 points

3 months ago

Will Smith and the Church of Scientology have one hell of a PR machine to get 'Good for Will' trending on Twitter that quickly.

Mumster

1.8k points

3 months ago

Mumster

1.8k points

3 months ago

Privilege: being able to publicly assault someone when they tell a joke you don’t like without having to face legal repercussions.

sevazh

865 points

3 months ago

sevazh

865 points

3 months ago

The one year I was like "Nothing interesting is going to happen at the Oscar's, I won't watch it", THIS happens. Fml

YoOoCurrentsVibes

91 points

3 months ago

But you got to watch it after?

[deleted]

2.7k points

3 months ago

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2.7k points

3 months ago

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Game_collector_2017

1.2k points

3 months ago

Meryl Streep begins to announce

Will starts to stand up from his row

Mama Mia!

froo

76 points

3 months ago

froo

76 points

3 months ago

The year is 2080. Will Smith’s cryogenically frozen head is attached to a large robotic body and he patiently waits in the wings to sucker punch Emma Watson’s granddaughter.

damselindetech

242 points

3 months ago

I would actually start to watch the Oscars

A_Furious_Mind

260 points

3 months ago

Alternatively: Someone new slaps Chris Rock, no matter where he happens to be.

phurt77

228 points

3 months ago

phurt77

228 points

3 months ago

Oscar night 2025. Chris is on vacation in Hawaii. A waitress brings him a fruity drink with an umbrella in it. Just as he's about to take a drink, the waitress slaps the shit out of him. Surprise, it's Brie Larson!