Saturday Night Life Comedian Chris Rock had used Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith as the butt of his jokes. Actor Will Smith went onstage to give the comedian a smack . Which is worse? Verbal abuse or physical abuse?
Jada Pinkett Smith has “Alopecia Areata” – a common autoimmune condition that results in unpredictable hair loss and can affect people of all genders and ages.
The Associated Press reported:
” After Rock as a presenter joked to Jada Pinkett Smith that he was looking forward to a sequel to “G.I. Jane,” Will Smith stood up from his seat near the stage, strode up to Rock and smacked him. After sitting back down, Smith shouted at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth.” When Rock, who joked about Jada Pinkett Smith while hosting the Oscars in 2016, protested that it was just a “GI Jane” joke, Smith repeated the same line.
The moment shocked the Dolby Theatre audience and viewers at home. At the commercial break, presenter Daniel Kaluuya came up to hug Smith, and Denzel Washington escorted him to the side of the stage. The two talked and hugged and Tyler Perry came over to talk as well.“
The wisest advice for the night came from Danzel Washington to Will Smith: “At your highest moment, be careful because that’s when the devil comes for you.”