- Video shot by an Oscars audience member shows Jada Pinkett Smith laughing after Will slapped Chris Rock.
- Jada appeared to find Chris Rock’s joke, “Will Smith just smacked the s–t out of me,” comical.
- Read more news about Will Smith here.
New video shot by a member of the Academy Awards audience and shared to TikTok shows Jada Pinkett Smith laughing after her husband Will walked on stage and slapped Chris Rock.
In this new angle of the incident, the actress appears to laugh at Chris Rock’s joke, “Will Smith just smacked the s–t out of me.”
She also appeared to chuckle when Rock, trying to regain his composure after being smacked, joked, “The greatest night in the history of television.”
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Jada Pinkett Smith didn’t seem too concerned that Will just slapped Chris Rock on national TV
Many people on the internet still aren’t convinced that the entire thing wasn’t staged and there are certain things that lend credence to those conspiracy theories.
I’m starting to believe it was fake.— Jason Dudzinski (@JasonDudzinski) March 31, 2022
After seeing this angle makes me feel more like it was staged. Chris leans forward a little before Will smacks him. Chris is getting ready to go out on tour. This helps ticket sales and it all fit right into Will's acceptance speech.— Aaron Wehner (@awehner) March 31, 2022
I agree. I would’ve grabbed my husbands arm the moment he stood up. Just image how different this would’ve turned out if the cameras picked THAT up. pic.twitter.com/BUHxP0B8KO
— Kisha (@HonnyDipp) March 31, 2022
For instance, Will appeared to genuinely think Chris Rock’s G.I. Jane joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith was funny at first.
One moment you're laughing hard at a joke targeted at your wife. The next moment you're slapping Chris Rock.
Will Smith deserves a separate Oscar Award for this switch in character. pic.twitter.com/htUJURg27I
— St. Oracle🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@call_me_oracle) March 28, 2022
Then there is the fact that both Will Smith and Chris Rock were smiling after the shocking slap.
Will Smith has since publicly apologized to Rock, the Academy and everyone else who was offended.