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Jaden Smith responds after Will Smith hits Chris Rock at the Oscars

In the most shocking moment of the night, Smith struck Rock across on the face on stage

Ellie Harrison
Monday 28 March 2022 05:38 BST
Will Smith punches Chris Rock at the Oscars
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Jaden Smith has responded on Twitter after his father, Best Actor-winner Will Smith, struck Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars.

Rock was presenting the award for Best Documentary when he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s appearance.

“Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see you,” he quipped in an apparent reference to the actor’s shaved head.

The Red Table Talk host, who has spoken candidly about her hair loss from alopecia in the past, was seen rolling her eyes at the comment.

Will then walked onstage and struck the comedian, yelling “keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth”.

While many celebrities condemned Will’s actions, his 23-year-old son Jaden posted shortly after the incident: “And That’s How We Do It.”

He also posted a selfie, writing: “My Dads Speech Made Me Cry.”

See screenshots of the posts below:

(Jaden Smith/Twitter)
(Jaden Smith/Twitter)

Jaden’s sister Willow, 21, has not posted about the incident on social media.

Will cried and apologised to the Academy – but notably not to Rock – during his Best Actor winner’s speech for King Richard later in the night, and shared what Denzel Washington told him in the aftermath of the incident.

In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that they are aware that an incident took place at the Academy Awards but that no one involved has filed a report.

“LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program,” a statement by the LAPD said.

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“The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”

Following the incident, a joke Rock made about Pinkett Smith at the 2016 Oscars resurfaced online.

Will Smith joked about the drama on his own Instagram page shortly after the altercation took place.

Find the full list of 2022 Oscar winners here. See the latest updates and reactions from the dramatic ceremony here, and read about the biggest talking points here.

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