Ricky Gervais has started trending on Twitter after Will Smith’s now viral video Beat Chris Rock after the latter made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
A comment at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith has become one of the most talked about moments of Sunday’s 94th Annual Academy Awards.
But why is Ricky Gervais trending amid the news? That’s why the English comedian and actor is in the social media spotlight right now.
What happened at the Oscars?
Chris Rock appeared on stage to present the Best Documentary Award during the 94th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday March 27th.
On stage, he mentioned actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, both of whom were Oscar nominees, before making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
“You know who has the toughest job tonight? Javier Bardem and his wife are both nominated,” Rock said. “If she loses now, he can’t win.”
Rock continued, “Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to see you.”
The comment was not well received by Jada, who suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes rapid hair loss on the scalp. Cameras caught Jada rolling her eyes as Smith came on stage and slapped Rock.
Chris will therefore not press charges CNN. However, if he wishes to make a complaint at a later date, the authorities will investigate the situation.
Ricky Gervais at the center of the Oscars moment
Ricky Gervais has found himself at the center of the Oscar slap debate on Twitter. The English comedian has hosted the Golden Globes in recent years and has become notorious for his jokes on stage.
As the internet continues to react to Smith and Rock’s altercation, many users took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Ricky’s past comments.
“Did anyone else watch @rickygervais at the Golden Globes this morning?” asked a Twitter user.
“Ricky Gervais made fun of everyone at the Golden Globes. Nobody hit him,” tweeted another.
“This whole Oscars parody reminded me of this small but very important detail from @rickygervais’s monologue from the Golden Globes,” commented another user. “How I wish he had been there last night!”
“Imagine if all comedians got a slap in the face for every offensive word they said. Imagine the face of @rickygervais after he hosts the Golden Globes.” called a fourth Twitter user.
“I suppose Will Smith just never attended any of Ricky Gervais’ speeches at the Golden Globes,” added another.
While Ricky didn’t address last night’s altercation between Smith and Rock, he wants several Twitter posts from other users discussing the situation.
He like a Twitter post saying, “A lot of actors don’t understand comedy, irony, or words,” while another tweet he liked reads, “Can’t wait for @rickygervais to wake up.”
Here are more reactions from fans on Twitter.
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