More Oscar Trouble for Will Smith After He Hits Chris Rock?

Will Smith Hits Chris Rock at Oscars

( – Even though there is a war raging in Ukraine, much of the United States is abuzz about Will Smith walking up on stage during last night’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards show – The Oscars – and hitting Chris Rock when Smith exploded in anger over Rock’s insensitive joke about Jada Smith’s shaved head. Jada is Will Smith’s wife, and she suffers from Alopecia, an autoimmune condition where immune cells attack hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out.

When it happened, every major social media platform was dominated by videos of what took place and discussions about what, if anything, should happen to Smith, given that he physically assaulted Rock on live television.

Now comes word that Smith may lose his Oscar – the Oscar he won last night for his role in the movie King Richard – because of his violent behavior.

As the New York Post is reporting based on sources:

“Will Smith may be asked to hand back his Best Actor statuette following his live onstage assault of Chris Rock, industry insiders told The Post.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which handed out awards Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, has strict guidelines in its code of conduct.

“One highly placed Hollywood source told The Post after the incident: “It’s basically assault. Everyone was just so shocked in the room, it was so uncomfortable.”

Here’s how one movie director saw the incident and what should happen:

“‘Knocked Up’ director Apatow was highly critical of Smith in a now-deleted tweet: ‘He could have killed him. That’s pure out of control rage and violence. They’ve heard a million jokes about them in the last three decades. They are not freshman in the world of Hollywood and comedy. He lost his mind.'”

What is your opinion? What should happen to Will Smith due to his assault of Chris Rock after Chris Rock told an insensitive joke about Smith’s wife? Should he be arrested? Should he lose his Oscar? Or do you support Smith physically hitting Rock because of Rock’s insensitive joke? Please email your opinion to [email protected]. Thank you.