Good Morning America had the chance to talk to one of the organizers of the Oscars about what happened at the 94th edition. They talked about what happened.
Will Smith’s hostility towards Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards has resurfaced as the primary topic of talk in the film business several days later. The winner of Best Actor for The Williams Method is currently being investigated by the Academy.
Despite Smith’s apology and the comedian’s decision not to condemn him after slapping him for making a joke about his wife’s alopecia, Hollywood has shown its disapproval of him. The most harsh statement came from Jim Carrey, who labeled the gala guests as cowards for failing to stop the protagonist of Wild, Wild West from running away.
Gradually, the pieces of the puzzle began to come together, and more and more data became available that had previously been unknown. Even Jada Pinkett Smith broke her silence following the incident by posting a message on social media.
To be honest, those were surely not the remarks that the public expected. Will Packer, the Oscars producer, spoke with Good Morning America to clear up any lingering questions on the matter now that the seas have calmed a little and Chris Rock has even opened up to talk about it.
To begin with, it appears that he thought Will Smith’s slap was a joke, which he shared with Chris Rock, as the actor moved calmly across the stage to the comic, never moving. I assumed Chris and Will had done this on their own…
We hadn’t done any practice. ” Smith was also chuckling as he returned to his seat, exactly like Rock had done after receiving the hit. There was no response until the artist yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!”
In short, Packer didn’t realize Smith’s slap wasn’t a joke until the actor began yelling from his seat, and Rock confirmed it to him offstage. The comedian’s remark about Smith’s wife was not intended, but Rock wasn’t exactly according to the script either, so it was accepted as normal.
Finally, it’s unclear whether there was a genuine risk that Will Smith would be thrown out of the event if he wasn’t arrested. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops and what happens with Rock’s Best Actor Oscar, which he has refused to repudiate.