Footage of Chris Rock moments after being slapped by Will Smith has been shared online and it appears to show his real reaction to the bizarre incident.
The now infamous slap took place at the Oscars awards ceremony on Sunday evening. Rock made an insensitive remark about Jada Pinkett Smith, comparing her to G.I Jane – Jada has been open about her struggles with alopecia and didn’t appreciate being used as the punchline.
In the wake of this incident, Smith has apologized to Rock, the Academy and his fellow nominees, but much debate still circles the incident.
A clip shared on TikTok appears to show Rock’s genuine reaction, looking rather disorientated.
imagine you are slapped and there is violence in front of 50 million people , it is deserve it ? #chrisrock #willsmith #oscars #foryou #jadapinkettsmith
The video, at the time of this writing, has over 18 million views, with people showing sympathy for the comedian in the comments:
“He looks confused, embarrassed and sad”
“Chris has a family and kids, he got slapped in front of millions and everyone still consoled Will. Chris acted professional and kept his composure,”
“He’s probably wondering why nobody is doing anything while he got slapped in front of millions”
LAPD has confirmed that Chris Rock will not be filing a police report, however, the comic spoke about the incident at his most recent stand-up show.
This slap is definitely going down in history as one of the craziest things to happen at the Oscars…