Those who were present at the awards ceremony were stunned Oscar on Sunday night, when the Will Smith took the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock.
The incredible incident occurred after an unfortunate "joke" that the presenter tried to make about the actor's wife Jedda Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, referring to the movie "GI Jane 2".
It all happened when while Chris Rock was presenting the Oscar for Best Documentary, he started joking. First with the couple Javier Bardem - Penelope Cruz and then with his wife Will Smith, mocking the fact that she had almost shaved her head, like Demi Moore in GI Jane.
Specifically, Rock, while presenting the award for best documentary, suggested to Jada Pinker Smith, who has alopecia, to shoot a sequel for "GI Jane", in which Demi Moore starred with a shaved head.
"Jeddah, I love you but I'm waiting for GI Jane 2," said Chris Rock, and Jeddah Pinkett Smith made no secret of her annoyance. A few minutes later, Will Smith, obviously irritated, got up from his seat, went on stage, approached Chris Rock and slapped him on the μετά world broadcast!
Watch the video of Smith slapping Rock
Will Smith: His wife's illness
The famous actress's battle with her hair loss was revealed in 2018 and since then she has "embraced" the challenges of the disease and appears in public to talk about what she faces and to give courage to women who are in the same position.
In December 2021, in an Instagram video that had over 2 million views, she talked about alopecia and the line she had found on her head.
"Look at the line," said the then 50-year-old woman, pointing to her scalp. "Now it will be harder for me to hide it, so I said to share it with you so you do not start asking questions. "Mom will put some rhinestones here and I will turn it into a crown," he said.
Last November, Will Smith's wife decided to shave her head completely, at the urging of her daughter, Willow Smith. "Willow convinced me, it was time," he wrote on social media.
In an earlier interview with Janta Pinkett Smith had said how scary it was to deal with alopecia when he showed up.
"I was in the shower and suddenly tufts of hair were left in my hands. I said “oh my gosh, am I becoming a carafe? It was one of those times where you tremble with fear. "That's why I cut my hair and I continue to do it," he told Red Table Talk. He initially injected steroids. "They seemed to help, but not to heal."
What is alopecia areata that Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from
Alopecia is a disorder of the hair follicles, which results in generalized or localized hair loss on the scalp or other parts of the body. The reduction or cessation of hair production affects the patient both in appearance and in his psychology.
The main symptoms of alopecia are gradual hair loss and skin lesions.
In men there is a noticeable reduction of hair growth on the top and the hairline. Women get significant hair loss at the top and in rare cases at other parts of the head.