Chris Rock Also Made A Joke About Will Smith And Jada Pinkett During The 2016 Oscars

Chris Rock Joke About Will And Jada Pinkett Smith At 2022 Oscars (Video)

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  • Will Smith unleashed a smack heard ’round the world at the Oscars on Sunday.
  • The Best Actor nominee got on stage and took a swing at Chris Rock after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • Rock also made a joke about the couple during the 2016 ceremony.

During the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony, Will Smith stole the show, but certainly not for his Best Actor victory, as all of the headlines have obviously been focused on his swing at comedian Chris Rock.

After Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett — who has shaved her head due to a battle with the hair loss condition alopecia — Smith walked on stage and took a swing at Rock, who had joked that he was looking forward to seeing Jada Pinkett in a G.I. Jane sequel.

Chris Rock’s joke about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2016 Oscars

Following the incident, a joke that Rock made about the couple during the 2016 Academy Awards was dug back up:

“Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited. I understand why you’re mad. Jada’s mad her mad Will Smith wasn’t nominated for Concussion. I get it. It’s not fair he’s that good doesn’t get nominated. It’s also not fair he got paid 22 million for Wild Wild West,” Rock said while he was hosting the 2016 Oscars.

Despite the incident, Smith still won the award for Best Actor for his work as Richard Williams in King Richard. During his speech, Smith said that “love makes you do crazy things” and also gave a shoutout to Denzel Washington, who gave him some sage advice following the altercation.

All in all, quite the night for the Hollywood icon, who — despite unfortunately taking the headlines away from himself — scored a much-deserved, legacy-cementing Best Actor win.

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