The whole instance of Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars has become one of the biggest events in the whole world. While every facet of the incident is undergoing constant inquiry and interpretation, new details about Will Smith are constantly coming in.

Smith decided to walk up to Chris Rock on stage and slap him. The actor made the unexpected move after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, which is due to a medical condition called ‘Alopecia.’ While Will Smith has since then apologized, many figures have spoken against him. Chris Rock’s team also denied an apology to the actor.

Variety reports that after the altercation between Chris Rock and Will Smith took place, the actor was asked to leave the premises. However, he sternly refused, choosing to remain in the ceremony.

The star eventually graced the stage once again as he scored a win for his performance in King Richard as Richard Williams. He made a speech apologizing for the way he had acted out in the Oscars, while also thanking everyone involved in King Richard.

The academy is currently assessing Will’s actions. It is likely that the star could be in for facing suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions permitted.” It’s not yet known whether the star is going to lose his award, but the matter is far from concluded.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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