28 Mar 2022

Oscars 2022: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage

There have been some unbelievable scenes at awards ceremonies, but none quite like this.

Actor Will Smith marched on stage and slapped the comedian Chris Rock, who had just made a joke at the expense of Smith’s wife.

Will Smith later apologised, but only after being awarded the best actor Oscar and receiving a standing ovation.

Was that the right response?

Warning: This report contains the act of violence.