The Oscars are usually a very exciting award show for Lupita Nyongo, some would even argue this award shows solidified her standing as a bonafide Hollywood star as she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Her big win, however, was back in 2013. Even though the star didn’t win an award this year, she was involved in arguably the biggest moment of the Oscars yet again. During the award show, Chris Rock had taken the stage to announce the best nominations for the best documentaries.
The comedian as he usually does opens with a few jokes. One joke was aimed at Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith and her bald appearance. Initially, Will found the joke funny as he laughed along with the crowd, Jada, on the other hand, wasn’t amused by the joke as she appeared a bit disgusted by what Chris had said.
It seems his wife's reaction got the better of Will’s emotions as he got off his seat and proceeded to the stage. Chris had no idea what would follow after this as Will proceeded to slap the daylights out of the comedian.
Will proceeded to his seat and told Chris to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth. While all this was going on, Lupita who was seated at the same table with Will, and her reactions to the whole situation were just priceless as she couldn’t hide her facial expression as the whole scandal unfolded right in front of her eyes.
Tweeps took to the internet to give their opinions on just how priceless Lupita’s reactions were. We here at Kelebrity couldn’t help but feel that her reactions were just what everyone watching from home was feeling.
Speaking after the slap, Chris Rock attempted to make light of it by saying that it was the greatest moment in television history. The comedian though was a bit flustered by the altercation and he noted that he would not speak about Jada again.
Many netizens believe that Will might have been triggered by the fact that Jada is struggling with Alopecia and hence her bald look, a disease characterised by sudden hair loss.
After the incident, Will Smith gave a speech noting that even though the world expects stars to have thick skin all the time, that is not always the case as some things people say get to them.
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