Will Smith Physically Attacks Chris Rock on Oscars stage

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock

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Will Smith shocked the world at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony when he rose from his seat and went onstage to slap Chris Rock after the comedian made a gag about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her hair loss.

The blow left the audience at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in stunned silence and soon went viral, with observers scrutinizing every detail of the incident and debating which of the parties involved was most at fault.

Rock had initially responded to the moment by saying on stage, “Wow, wow… Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.”

The comedian, 57, earned praise from the likes of UFC boss Dana White for the way he withstood the blow.

Chris Rock declined to press charges.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences says it condemns the actions of Will Smith during Sunday night’s Oscars and it will launch a formal review of his slapping of presenter Chris Rock.

Pfizer was a sponsor of the Oscars, and coincidentally has an alopecia drug coming out.