'You can't do this, especially as a black man to another black man' Stephen A. Smith in utter disbelief as Will Smith slaps Chris Rock LIVE at 2022 Oscars

On Sunday night, as the world awaited the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith seemed to have taken center stage for slapping compatriot Chris Rock on live television. The latter was on stage reading the nominees for Best Documentary Feature, when he used Will's wife, Jada-Pinkett Smith's bald head reference and cracked a joke. As a result of the storyline, shock sports and NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith passed among all the other people in the world.

Obviously, being on stage and not making jokes, surely isn't a "Chris-Rock" thing, so he decided to use Jada Pinkett' Smith's bald head reference for a GIJoe reference. Maybe the actress didn't even admire the joke, because her reaction was caught on camera. Seconds later, Will Smith took the stage and punched Chris Rock's life for doing it. While many initially thought of it as a joke, Will shouted for the audience, "Keep my wife's name out of your fucking mouth. »

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Stephen A. Smith condemns Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock for using his wife's GIJoe reference

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock

After this incident, Stephen A. Smith couldn't believe his eyes and what he witnessed at the 2022 Oscars, he wrote on Twitter, " If Will Smith seriously did this - and he wins the OSCAR – he just stained the biggest moment of his career. You can't do that S$&@!! Especially as a BLACK MAN, in that position, to ANOTHER BLACK MAN, Chris Rock, on THIS SCENE. If it wasn't a joke, Will won't get over it!!!

Later, it was revealed that Smith's wife and actress, Jada Pinkett Smith, had shaved her head after suffering from alopecia.

Moments after the incident where the world heard the astonishing sound of the slap, Will Smith won Best Actor honors for his portrayal of tennis father Richard Williams in King Richard.

“I am called in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people,” Smith said during his acceptance speech. “I know to do what we do, you have to be able to take abuse.

“  You have to be able to make people talk about you like crazy. In this job, you have to be able to have people who disrespect you. And you have to smile and pretend that you're okay.