Testament‘s Alex Skolnick has condemned Will Smith for smacking Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards.
The guitarist reacted a short time after Smith, 53, interrupted the 57-year-old comedian’s introduction of “Best Documentary” with a slap across the face. The altercation came after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, saying, “Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya,” an apparent reference to the actress’s bald hairstyle as she lives with the autoimmune disorder alopecia, which attacks follicles resulting in bald spots and hair loss.
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js— Alex Skolnick 🇺🇦 (@AlexSkolnick) March 28, 2022
Wait… Chris Rock makes a bad joke about Jada Pinkett’s appearance. Will Smith walks onstage hits him in the face shouts out obscenities & later in tears accepts an Oscar saying “Love makes you do crazy things” to a STANDING OVATION?!? WTF Hollywood. That’s not WOKE. That’s WEAK— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 28, 2022
You know what would be RAD?— Mark Morton 🇺🇸 (@MarkDuaneMorton) March 28, 2022
Will: I’m sorry Chris.
I shouldn’t have done that.
What you said really hurt her feelings & that made me furious.
I lost my cool.
Chris: I understand. I forgive you.
I really didn’t mean to hurt y’all like that.
I wouldn’t have said it if I’d known.
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) March 28, 2022
Watching people trip over themselves to justify their respective hot takes on the #WillAndChris fight is quite the spectacle.— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) March 28, 2022
1/2 defending #WilllSmith
1/2 defending #ChrisRock
And I’m over here like… pic.twitter.com/vASYfWZkND
Holy shiiiithttps://t.co/rMTudElJGJ— Todd La Torre (@ToddLaTorre) March 28, 2022
Full video: Will Smith's wife appeared upset after Chris Rock called her "G.I. Jane 2" at the Oscars. Jada Smith suffers from a condition which causes hair loss pic.twitter.com/EChVHrRvjz— BNO News (@BNONews) March 28, 2022