Entertainment Jay Leno 'disturbed' by Will Smith's swearing after he smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars
Will Smith: Oscars thrown into chaos as Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage
The Oscars were thrown into chaos after Will Smith stormed the stage and hit Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, just minutes before Smith was named best actor at the ceremony. © Actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre i... The incident overshadowed a night which saw Coda, which features a predominantly deaf cast, named best picture, while Troy Kotsur made history as the first deaf male actor to win a gong and Sir Kenneth Branagh won the best original screenplay prize for his semi-autobiographical film Belfast.
Jay Leno was "disturbed" by Will Smith's profanity after he smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The 71-year-old TV host claimed that Will - who struck comedian Chris across the face after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head less than an hour before he picked up his Best Actor statuette for his role in ‘King Richard' at the Oscars ceremony back in March - showed "real anger" with the expletives he yelled immediately after the assault.
He said: "To me, the thing that’s most disturbing wasn’t the slap, because he was kind of smirking after he slapped Chris. It was the yelling of the obscenities. Then you go, ‘Whoa. What’s going on here?’ This is real anger."
Will Smith Chris Rock Oscar 2022: The moment Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the Oscars
This is the moment Will Smith interrupted the Oscars and hit comedian Chris Rock. © Will Smith attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Perform... Will Smith hit Chris Rock in the face on stage after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s haircut.Smith walked up on stage and appeared to hit Rock before returning to his seat and shouting: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth.
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While presenting an award at the ceremony, Chris said: "Jada, love ya. 'G.I. Jane 2', can't wait to see it" and although Will laughed at first, Jada looked unimpressed and Will then walked to the stage, smacked the presenter and walked away again.
Will then shouted from his seat: "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth."
Since the incident, the 'Bad Boys' star has withdrawn from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been banned from the ceremony for a decade, with the board set to launch a formal investigation but the former 'Tonight Show' host went on to question the need for one.
Speaking to Palm Beach Daily News, Jay said: "What are you investigating? It had to be the most recorded assault in history. I saw the back of his shoe, I saw Chris’ ear. There were so many cameras on this incident. What are you investigating? I know sometimes things are just what they appear to be."
Oscars producer breaks silence over Will Smith and Chris Rock altercation .
"I never felt so immediately devastated like I did in that moment."Oscars 2022 producer Will Packer has broken his silence over the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock during Sunday night's (March 27) Academy Awards presentation.