How the Oscars 2022 audience reacted when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock

What just happened?!

This is what Oscars 2022 viewers are asking for Will Smith confronted with Chris Rock live on stage when the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smithhas a shaved head. According to several audience members, the room fell silent after Will appeared to slap Chris inside the Dolby Theatre.

“It looked like everyone was in shock,” an eyewitness shared with E! News. “It was like no one could believe if it was real or not.”

Another audience member provided details about what happened during the next commercial break. According to the eyewitness, Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry offered his support to Will as he appeared to wipe the tears from his eyes.

Lupita Nyong’owho was sitting a few inches from Will when the exchange started, Tiffany Haddish, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban is also fitted to check the torque.

“People would come up to Jada and hug her,” a witness said. “A man came over and grabbed Will and someone hugged him as if talking to him.”


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