A slap in the history of the Oscars. Sunday March 27, while all of Hollywood was gathered at the Dolby Theater for the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith burst onto the stage to physically attack Chris Rock. The cause: a mockery of the latter on the shaved head of Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, a disease which causes the total or partial loss of hair and body hair. In front of a dumbfounded room, which first believed in a sketch between the two actors, Will Smith then apologized on stage, to the academy and his competitors, receiving the Oscar for best actor.

After having again regretted his gesture on Instagram, Will Smith explained his reaction by “the love” he has for his wife, while his relatives also plead a weariness of the jokes of Chris Rock, accused of misogynoir, including Jada Pinkett Smith has often been a prime target. For others, this regrettable gesture is a form of violence against which the Oscar-winning actor has always fought, in particular because of the ordeals that occurred in his childhood. “Will is a great guy, but he grew up in a house filled with anger and alcoholism,” a relative told People, explaining that he has “a lot of emotional baggage”. “He loves Jada very much after years of ups and downs. Regardless, Will loves and protects his family,” the insider concluded.

Will Smith’s mother reacts to his slap

Actor regarded with respect in Hollywood, Will Smith won the first Oscar of his long career on Sunday March 27, after years of hard work. For his mother, this unfortunate incident is far from being a habit at home which is “so fair and sociable”. “It’s the first time in my life that I’ve seen him come out of his hinges. And it’s probably the first time for him too… I’ve never seen him do that in all my life”, a- she confided, while her sister recalled that he “comes from afar”. “It really broke my heart when he told me about the hardships he had to overcome to get to this point,” she concluded.

Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith © AGENCY

Lara T.
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