Popular American actor Will Smith smacked comedian Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars after making a comic joke about the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Referring to Pinkett Smith’s shaved hairdo, Rock said: “Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2.”
Smith walked up on stage and appeared to strike Rock before returning to his seat and shouting: “Keep my wife’s name out of your… mouth.”
Smith later apologized in a tearful best actor acceptance speech.
Comedian Chris Rock made a joke at Smith’s wife Jada’s expense whilst presenting the best documentary prize.
The unfortunate seen happened before Will Smith picked up his Oscar for best actor on the night.