A CNN analyst appeared to blame President Donald Trump for the Hollywood chaos involving Will Smith hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars.
During the Acadamy Awards, Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face on live television before getting a standing ovation after winning an Oscar.
Smith calmly walked on stage and slapped an unsuspecting Rock across the face after the comedian made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinket Smith.
The laughing crowd wasn’t sure if it was real until Smith screamed from his seat, visibly angry, telling Rock to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth.
The stunned crowd later gave Smith a standing ovation after he won his award.
Enter CNN’s Asha Rangappa who said: “So did like anyone walk out after that happened???
“Or are we getting an independent psychological case study on how Trump got normalized?”
So did like anyone walk out after that happened??? Or are we getting an independent psychological case study on how Trump got normalized?
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) March 28, 2022
The incident at the Oscars erupted when Rock said to Smith’s wife, “Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it, alright.”
In the movie G.I Jane, Demi Moore’s character is a lieutenant in the Navy who shaves her head.
Jada Pinket Smith suffers from alopecia and is losing her hair.
Smith initially laughed before getting up and hitting Rock in the face.
The shocking incident caused Rock to say after a brief pause:
“Wow, Will Smith just smacked the sh*t out of me.”
“Get my wife’s name out of your f*cking mouth,” Smith yelled back from his seat.
“Wow, dude. It was a G.I. Jane joke,” Rock said.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your f*cking mouth,” Smith yelled.
“I am going to, okay,” Rock said.
“That was the greatest night in the history of television,” Rock said.
VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 28, 2022
During the commercial break, Will Smith is pulled aside and comforted by Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry, who motion for him to brush it off. Will appears to wipe tears from his eyes as he sits back down with Jada, with Denzel comforting Jada and Will’s rep by his side. pic.twitter.com/uDGVnWrSS2
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 28, 2022