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Jada Pinkett Smith Seen Laughing After Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock

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By Kristin Myers on March 31, 2022 at 1:15 PM EDT

It looks like Jada Pinkett Smith laughed after her husband Will Smith slapped ChrisRock for insulting her at Sunday’s 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony.

After Rock made a joke about her hair loss by calling her “G.I. Jane,” Jada was seen rolling her eyes. Her husband, catching her reaction, stormed the stage and slapped Rock before returning to his seat and shouting, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f---ing mouth.”

“Wow, Will Smith just smacked the s--- out of me,” Rock says before he carries on with his presentation.

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New Video Appears To Show Jada Pinkett Smith Laughing During Oscars Slap

On Wednesday night, a new angle of the infamous slap went viral online. It was recorded by a member of the audience was sitting just two rows from the main stage.

The video is captioned, “Here is an angle most people have not seen. Look at Jada’s reaction.” The video has been widely circulated through many different accounts on Instagram.

A separate video focuses on Rock’s face following the assault, which says that Chris Rock is in a deep state of humiliation.”

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Jada Pinkett Smith Laughs, Chris Rock Faces ‘Humiliation’

Another TikTok video zooms in on Chris Rock’s face as he prepares to present an Academy Award after the slap seen around the world.

“He’s in a deep state of humiliation fr,” read a caption of the video posted to Twitter. “You can read on his face. Will is wrong for this. We love you Chris R.”

Chris Rock took the stage on Wednesday night in Boston and addressed the elephant in the room, saying that he is “still processing” the incident.

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Will Smith Apologizes To Chris Rock: 'I Was Out Of Line'

On Monday night, Will Smith shared a statement on his Instagram account apologizing for his behavior, which he called “out of line.”

“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,” he began. “My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”

“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” he added. “I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

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“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world,” he went on. “I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”

He signed off his behavior by saying, “I am a work in progress.”

The apology was shared to a Facebook group called A Woman’s Soul, which received over 20K likes, 3K comments, and 5.3K shares with everyone weighing in with their thoughts.

Some Fans Thought Will Smith Was In The Right For Hitting Chris Rock!

Although some say that violence never solves anything, others say that Will was well within the right to stand up for his wife.

“A man who loves and protects his family would do the same thing. I still respect and love you and your family and work,” one user wrote. “Learning experience for all of us. Mr Rock probably feels the same. Shake hands and both be an example of kindness and hope in this crazy world we live in. I love your family and his.”

“Great apology Will because you know what the potential repercussions can be,” another user commented. “But honestly, Rock deserved it for that totally inappropriate joke he made about your wife..Women say they want their husbands to stand up for them until one actually does..then they get all self-righteous ..stay strong bro.”

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“You did what you thought was best. And defending your wives honor was very understandable,” another shared. “I commend you for acknowledging your behavior and apologizing to Chris was very commendable. Thank You for being you. The Best that you can be.”

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