After the COVID-19 crisis, the Academy Awards were back in full force. Nevertheless, the recent ceremony was full of shocking surprises, particularly after the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock.
People were left at a loss to understand if what they saw happen was real or part of comedy. After all, humor is one of the most prominent elements of the prestigious annual event.
The ceremony took place on Sunday night. Chris Rock and Will Smith got into a violent argument that ended with the comedian seemingly getting punched.
Chris Rock Made A Joke About Jada Pinket Smith, Will's Wife
While Chris Rock was announcing the Best Documentary, Will Smith appeared to punch the comedian in the face. He had made a joke about Jada Smith's hair.
While talking about her bald head, he asked when she would release G.I. Jane 2.
Jada Has Talked About Her Hair Loss Before
Jada has always talked to her fans about her struggle with hair loss during her show, The Red Table Talk, which she hosts on Facebook.
She talked about her struggles with hair loss back in 2018.
The mother of two explained why she was always wearing turbans. Jada said what she was going through was not easy to talk about.
She explained that it was not easy dealing with the hair loss problem when it first started.
Jada revealed that she realized she was going bald while in the shower one day. She saw handfuls of hair in her hands and said, "Oh my God, am I going bald?"
She Was Shaking With Fear
According to Jada, the moment she discovered that she was going bald was one of the few moments in her life she was terrified. She went on to say that the experience was the reason she had decided to cut her hair completely.
Hair Had Been A Big Part Of Her Life
Cutting her hair was a massive deal for Jada, who considered taking care of it an important and beautiful ritual. She also liked having the chance to decide if to have hair or not, but that was no longer the case, which was quite scary for her.
Nobody Knows Why Her Hair Fell Off
According to Jada, her hair loss remains a medical mystery to this day. She has gotten a lot of tests, and there is still no explanation for her condition.
Despite being "terrified" by her hair loss, Jada has tried to take the problem in her stride.
She Grew To Love Hair Wraps
In 2018, Jada said in an episode of her show that she loved hair wraps because they make her feel "like a queen."
"I love having a wrapped head."
Last year, she introduced the world to her shaved head. She also managed to look gorgeous while doing it.
Will Smith Responded To Chris Rock's Joke By Seemingly Punching His Face
After Smith's reaction, Chris Rock appeared utterly shocked. The punch by the actor was totally unexpected.
The audio was muted for people watching the show on cable TV, which left some wondering if the punch was real or not.
Twitter Could Not Keep Quiet After The Incident
Based on how Chris Rock reacted to Will Smith, it seems that the part was completely unscripted.
Sean "Diddy" Combs Tried To Help The Two Get Along
Moments later, rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs got onto the stage and tried to solve the problem. He also encouraged Rock and Smith to discuss the situation and address the issue after the show.
It was pretty ironic that the rapper introduced the tribute to The Godfather.
Will Won An Award Soon After The Altercation
Will Smith received the Best Actor award for his part in King Richard. During his acceptance speech, he said that, just like Richard Williams, his character in the film, he was only trying to look out for his family.