Celebrities and commentators across social media had strong reactions to the viral Oscars moment from Sunday night.
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During the viral video, actor Will Smith smacked Chris Rock over a joke about Smith’s wife.
Check out some of the wildest takes from public figures:
Kayleigh McEnany on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock:— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 28, 2022
“If you’re a Republican woman, you gotta take it. If you are a celebrity & you engage in this behavior and you’ll have people come to your defense…” pic.twitter.com/K87jChla2V
Also, Will Smith is in a rough place. Every big Hollywood star has taken jokes — often much tougher than that one — at the Oscars without losing it like this.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 28, 2022
Imagine what it must feel like to be losing your hair to the point where you have to shave it bald. You think that’s easy to deal with for anyone? You don’t think she’s cried about that many times? 2022 y’all gon have to see these men about those jokes you made about their wives.— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) March 28, 2022
Well it is called a ‘Punchline’… I know. Another bad joke. Lol https://t.co/9LoDeDuiRz— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) March 28, 2022
Will Smith owes Chris Rock a huge apology. There is no excuse for what he did. He’s lucky Chris is not filing assault charges. The excuses he made tonight were bullshit.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 28, 2022
It was real.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2022
Just seen the uncensored footage.
Will Smith hit Chris Rock for cracking a GI Jane joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith (who suffers from alopecia) – then twice screamed ‘keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth’ at him
Ugliest moment in Oscars history. .
Just saw the Will Smith slap. Anyone have a late night show I can borrow just for tomorrow?— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) March 28, 2022
Judd Apatow getting ratio’d to hell feels like a fitting end to the night! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/AcXZGj7C0m— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) March 28, 2022
Let me tell you something, it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a Comedian.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 28, 2022
Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters.
Howard Stern: “Where is security? Not one person came out, because he’s Will Smith. This is how Trump gets away with sh*t.” pic.twitter.com/X2q46ArEtK— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 28, 2022