WATCH: Shock moment Will Smith smacks Chris Rock over Oscars joke

Chaos has unfolded at the 94th Academy Awards currently underway in Hollywood, with actor Will Smith smacking Chris Rock across the face.

The heated exchange unfolded on live TV after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaven head.

Smith’s wife Jada suffers from the autoimmune disorder alopecia.


In footage shared on social media, Smith can be seen storming onto the stage before hitting the comedian in the face.

He then walks back to his seat, where he can be heard yelling “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth!”

The vision has shocked viewers around the world, with many left confused about whether or not it was staged.


Warning the below footage features coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.

An emotional Will Smith has since issued an apology for the outburst, declaring “love makes you do crazy things”.

“I want to apologize to the Academy and I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees,” Smith said whilst accepting his Academy Award for Best Actor in the film King Richard.

“Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father just like they said”.