“He was smiling after slapping” – TV host Ace strongly condemns Will Smith’s dangerous behavior against Chris Rock


King Richard stirred the hearts of many. The film depicts the story of Richard Williams in shaping the careers of his daughters, Serena Williams and Venus Williams. These girls have become two of the best tennis players in the world. However, the film also brought some controversy.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: (L-R) Serena Williams, Will Smith and Venus Williams attend the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The lead actor, Will Smith, had slapped the host, Chris Rock, which caused an uproar in the industry.

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The Incident

Serena Williams and Venus Williams participated in the making of the film. The film received a lot of admiration and love. He was nominated for six Oscars, earning Will Smith the Best Actor Oscar. But his name didn’t stay in the spotlight just because of that.

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He slapped Chris Rock in the face over a joke he made about his wife.

This took the audience by surprise. He then returned to his seat and looked displeased when he was seen throwing words at Chris Rock.

Jay Leno’s point of view

Comedian Jay Leno commented considers Will Smith a good guy. Commenting on the incident, he said, “For me, the most disturbing thing was not the slap, because he smiled a little after slapping (Rock)”. He added, “It was the cry of obscenities.” After the incident, the Academy responded by stating that they would investigate the matter in some time.

Leno repeated again, “What are you investigating? It was 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. I know sometimes things are exactly what they seem.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 13: (L-R) Venus Williams and Serena Williams with Champagne Collet & OBC Wines as they celebrate the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Champagne Collet & OBC Wines)

He took issue with the Academy’s actions after the incident, as everything was visibly recorded.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams’ take on the incident

The incident sparked two factions around the world, with one defending Will Smith and the other against his actions. Jim Carrey, Kathy Griffin and Howard Stern have taken a stand against Will Smith. The Academy banned the actor from the Oscars for a decade.

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Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams after her women’s singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day 12 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams and Venus Williams have yet to take a position on Will Smith’s actions. The players have remained silent on the matter. Before the incident, both had clearly expressed their admiration for the actor. However, things have now stalled and people are awaiting their statements on the incident.

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On the tennis front, both sisters haven’t been active on the court for a while, but Serena Williams has hinted that she will be competing at Wimbledon.

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