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Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage at Oscars, drops F-bomb


March 27 (Reuters) - Best actor nominee Will Smith smacked presenter Chris Rock in the face with an open hand and shouted a vulgarity at the comedian for making a joke about his wife's appearance at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.

Rock made a joke about the hairstyle of Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith that referenced the movie "G.I. Jane" in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head.

Smith, who is nominated for best actor for "King Richard," walked on stage and slapped Rock in what at first appeared to be a scripted joke. But the mood turned somber moments later when Smith, back in his seat, shouted back, "Keep my wife's name out of your fucking mouth."

In 2018, Jada came out to the public about having alopecia, an autoimmune  condition that causes clumps of hair to fall out. — Reuters

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