The 2022 Academy Awards was described by comedian Chris Rock as “the greatest night in television history” … although that was a moment after he was slapped in the face on live television.
Will Smith performs the punch after marching onto the stage in protest at a joke aimed at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. But why were Will and Jada so upset about the seemingly harmless joke? And is there more to the drama than meets the eye?
“GI Jane” Jab explained
Chris compared Jada’s appearance in a dark green outfit and short haircut to the main character in the 1997 film GI Jane and said he was excited to see her in the upcoming sequel.
Jada has been candid on social media about suffering from a condition called alopecia, which causes her hair to fall out.
She took to Instagram in late 2021 and revealed that she had taken the plunge and her hair completely shavedwho says it’s getting harder and harder to hide her hair loss, but puts up with it and says she could decorate her scalp with rhinestones.
However, Jada and Will, who were nominated for Best Actor that night, didn’t take the joke well.
Who is Demi Moore and who is GI Jane?
Demi Moore is an American actress, known for her roles in Ghost and Indecent Proposal, playing the lead character Jordan O’Neil in the 1997 film GI Jane, a story of a woman who joins the Combined Reconnaissance Team training logs and overcomes the doubts of their peers.
The role required Moore to shave his head, which was the basis for the comparison to Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as the dark green outfits they both wore.
More recently she has impersonated roles such as Linda in the 2020 series Brave New World and in the 2022 film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
Demi Moore’s ‘cheating rumors’ debunked
The comment sparked online rumors that Chris Rock was comparing Jada to Moore because Moore was cheating with Ashton Kutcher and Bruce Willis.
Jada and Will’s relationship came under fire in 2020 when rumors spread that Jada was dating singer August Alsina while she and Will were on hiatus.
Although the connection between Jada and Demi is based on more than just looks, there was one no Confirmation that the joke had a hidden meaning. This is just another fake Twitter rumor based on nothing but hearsay.
Chris has yet to make an official statement about the incident after the aftermath of the event. However, the LAPD has confirmed that no charges have been filed against Smith for the beating.
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