Fans Are Absolutely Fuming After Will Smith's Attack On Chris Rock

Will Smith's confrontation with Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars left audiences everywhere shocked. After presenter Rock made a joke about Will's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, resembling the "G.I. Jane" buzzcut, Will unexpectedly hopped on stage and smacked Rock. "Leave my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth," Will was seen shouting at Rock back in his seat, per Variety.

The Smiths were already the butt of a joke early in the evening, with host Regina Hall making an awkward joke about Will and Jada's unconventional marriage. Hall seemed to poke fun at the couple's history of an open-ish marriage, involving Will in a joke about Hall hooking up with famous actors present at the ceremony. "Will Smith, you're married, but you're on the list," Hall said, per Us Weekly. "Looks like Jada approved it!"

Whether Hall's cheeky remark lit a fuse, or Rock simply overstepped a boundary, Will clearly had enough. But his outburst has many fans absolutely fuming, with some calling on the extreme to happen to Will after the attack.

Fans call on Will Smith to be arrested

Fans were none too pleased with Will Smith for attacking Chris Rock at the Oscars. The OMG moment outraged viewers, who were disappointed that things got physical. One Twitter user voiced they had lost respect for Smith due to his thin skin, writing, "Chris Rock makes jokes about everybody. That His thing. No Excuse to Assault someone." 

Many fans called on Smith to be persecuted in reaction to his attack. "They need to kick Will Smith out," one user tweeted. "They should actually arrest him. Make somebody else pick up his academy award. Everyone's acting like nothing happened on a night where they have brought up toxic masculinity more than once." It seemed the incident soured Smith's best actor win for his role in "King Richard" for viewers. One fan tweeted, "What are the odds of the LAPD showing up to arrest Will Smith midway through his best actor speech for assaulting Chris Rock?" While Smith accepted his Oscar without interruption, there's no telling what will happen in the aftermath of the show's most unexpected moment.

Chris Rock has no plans to press charges against Will Smith

Fuming fans or not, however, it doesn't appear that comedian Chris Rock has any plans to press charges against Will Smith for the violent outburst... at least not right now, anyway.

"LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program," the police department revealed in an exclusive statement to CNN. "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 violent incident, both parties have kept mum other than Smith's acceptance speech for Best Actor which included an apology to "The Academy" and his "fellow nominees" but not to Rock specifically, per Variety. "Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams," he half-heartedly joked in the bizarre speech. 

Jaden Smith seemingly weighed in on the incident

It's not over until Will Smith's son sings?

While Will Smith and Chris Rock have kept quiet about the violent incident that took place at the 94th Academy Awards, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's son, Jaden Smith, wasted no time letting his thoughts be known publicly. "And That's How We Do It," Jaden penned in an ambiguous tweet after the awards show had concluded. "My Dads Speech Made Me Cry," he further elaborated in another since-deleted tweet along with a photo of himself donning sunglasses while in the back of a vehicle (via People). 

As one can imagine, the tweets were met with mixed reactions. "I think you miss spelled, 'I'm embarrassed at my father's behavior,'" one user quipped back. Meanwhile, another tweeted, "Chris Rock is a comedian ... that's what he does... Will literally laughed at the joke," referencing the moment before Will stormed the stage wherein he appeared to be laughing at the infamous joke. Still, some commended Will for his actions. "Absolutely. I'm sorry that your mom was treated in such a classless manner. Regardless of the backlash, your father did what any protector would have done. I'm anti- violent, however, sometimes a strong message has to be sent. Namaste," one user wrote. Ay yi yi. Something tells us this particular celebrity feud is just getting started...