Actor Will Smith – known to be one of the greatest actors ever – has left the world shocked with his act of slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscar award ceremony. Smith’s slap – at the biggest stage of cinema – is being discussed and debated across the world. So much so that the slap – and not the award winners – made the headlines about the event.
In today’s DNA, Zee News Editor In Chief Sudhir Chaudhary analyses Will Smith’s act of slapping Chris Rock – and the hype around it.
Why Oscar stage matter?
In India, when a movie becomes a national hit, people recommend it for the Oscars. The awards – the biggest in the world of cinema – are officially known as the Academy Awards. These awards are telecasted live in more than 200 nations.
When did the incident took place and what was the joke that made Will Smith Angry?
The incident happened when popular comedian Chris Rock came to the stage to announce an award for the best documentary. At this moment, he started cracking jokes in a typical style. Rock cracked a distasteful joke on Smith’s wife – who is suffering from a hair loss condition. This made Smith angry, who stood up from his seat and slapped Rock.
How did Academy Awards’ organisers respond?
Interestingly, Academy Awards’ organisers, responsible for hosting one of the most prestigious award show in global entertainment history acted against the legendary actor and in fact, presented him the ‘Best Actor award on the same day when the former assaulted his colleague from the industry on a public forum.
Moreover, Will Smith was seen relaxed, laughing with friends from the fraternity after the award ceremony in the pictures.
However, many believe that these pictures might have been clicked before the slapping incident took place and the actor behaved in the manner he did because he couldn’t tolerate his wife’s mockery.