Will Smith And Chris Rock's Scary Altercation At The Oscars Has Everyone Stunned

The 2022 Oscars just took a wild turn. In what appears to be the most shocking moment in the history of the Academy Awards, Best Actor nominee Will Smith hopped onstage and had a physical altercation with Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. "Jada, love you, 'G.I. Jane 2,' can't wait to see it," Rock quipped, referring to Jada's hair loss. Jada was seen rolling her eyes, but Will walked up to the stage, slapped Chris right on the face, and went back to his seat.

While the live broadcast in America muted the exchange, uncensored versions from other countries made rounds on the internet and people found out that Smith also dropped the F-bomb to warn Rock. "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth!" he said. Rock then addressed the audience, saying, "Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me. That was the greatest night in the history of television."

People can't believe Will Smith smacked Chris Rock on live television

Viewers — live and otherwise — cannot seem to wrap their heads around what had happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock on the 2022 Oscars stage. Many thought it had been staged at first, but after seeing Smith's reaction, fans took to Twitter to express their shock and disappointment.

"Unfortunately, it was not staged... It was embarrassing, in poor taste and ill-timed. Will could have easily addressed it at the after party. Also took away from QuestLove's moment, smh," one viewer tweeted. "Will was so wrong. Violence is never a solution. So unfortunate for both parties," said another. "Na man, 99 times out of a 100 I'd agree with you but no Will Smith just lost his mind," a fan tweeted in response to someone who assumed it was staged. "Unfollowed him now, that assault was uncalled for." Meanwhile, there are also fans who thought there was more to the altercation than meets the eye. "There is way more to this. It is so completely out of character for Smith. The dude just snapped," one fan said.

P. Diddy tried to cut through the tension when he went on stage to pay tribute to "The Godfather" trilogy. "I did not know this was going to be the most exciting Oscars ever," the rapper said. "Will and Chris, we're going to fix this with love."

Will Smith apologized after the violent incident

Following the violent incident, things got even weirder when Will Smith was invited back up on stage to receive an Oscar for Best Actor. This time, however, the award-winning thespian seemed contrite. "Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. In this time in my life, in this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world," he began, per Variety. "I'm being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people. I know to do what we do, you got to be able to take abuse. You got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business you got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And you got to smile and you got to pretend like that's okay," he continued before eventually landing the apology plane.

"I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees," Smith tearfully said. "This is a beautiful moment and I'm not crying for winning an award. It's not about winning an award for me. It's about being able to shine a light on all of the people..." he added. "Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams," he half-heartedly joked.

So what exactly was Smith defending? The answer just might surprise you...

Jada Pinkett Smith was diagnosed with alopecia

As it turns out, comedian Chris Rock's joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head goes much deeper than a "G.I. Jane" punchline.

Jada Pinkett Smith first spoke out about her Alopecia diagnosis, a disease that develops when the body attacks its own hair follicles, in 2018. "I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, 'Oh my God, am I going bald?'" she recalled during a candid episode of Red Table Talk. "It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That's why I cut my hair, and why I continue to cut it, she added.

Since then, however, Pinkett Smith has been much more open about the diagnosis. "Mama's gonna have to take it down to the scalp so nobody thinks she got brain surgery or something. Me and this alopecia are going to be friends ... period!" she penned in an Instagram post along with a video of her freshly shaven head in December 2021. "So I thought I'd just share it so y'all are not asking any questions," she further explained in the video. "Mama's gonna put some rhinestones in there. I'm gonna make me a little crown. That's what mama's gonna do," she added. Spoken like a true queen...