Will Smith and Chris Rock, What Other Actors Had To Say


Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

Leila Rangel, Writer


We all know what happened at the Oscars between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock. When Chris Rock made an insensitive joke about Will Smith’s wife (Jada Pinkett Smith) Will Smith went on stage and slapped Rock. 

After the fact, many actors and actresses who attended were asked about their opinion about what happened. People like Snoop Dog, John Leguizamo, Jim Carry, and even Will Smith’s Son, Jaden Smith. 

Jim Cary says to CBS this morning, “I was sickened, I was sickened by the standing ovation. I felt like Hollywood is just spineless on mass. And uh, it just really felt like, oh  this a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore.” 

Jaden Smith had other things to say, he posted to Twitter saying “And that’s how we do it”. In defense of his father and his actions. 

Many other actors and actresses believed it was staged especially because security did not get involved at all. Some still believe that it was staged and others’ opinions changed very quickly.