Judge Jeanine Pirro has blasted Hollywood star Will Smith for assaulting comedian Chris Rock on live television at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Smith made headlines after he walked on stage and slapped Rock across the face for mocking his wife’s alopecia.
“I think that the Oscars are not the hood, I think it’s not a bar,” Pirro said.
“I don’t think you march up on stage because a guy makes a joke about your wife, which honestly I think is complimentary.
“She could do G.I. Jane 2,” Pirro said in reference to Rock’s joke about Jada Pinket Smith.
“Jada Smith, she has a fabulous body and she’s beautiful, as was Demi Moore in that film.
“Aside from all that, in the middle of an event, where people are going to get awards in their chosen profession, that this guy takes it upon himself to disrupt the event, to go up on stage, to commit violence on stage, then come back and curse out so we can’t put on television what he says, because he feels slighted about a joke.
“And by the way, if that’s the standard, I should go to Saturday Night Live and really go crazy over there,” Pirro said.
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“Home Improvement” star Tim Allen also weighed in on the incident, saying:
“It’s not ok to come up on stage and hit a dude cause you don’t like the humor.
“It’s not ok at a Comedy Club, concert hall, or hosting some cheeseball award show.
“Chris Rock is a standup comedian and a standup guy who carried on. I think I would have run.”
It’s not ok to come up on stage and hit a dude cause you don’t like the humor. It’s not ok at a Comedy Club, concert hall or hosting some cheeseball award show. Chris Rock is a stand up comedian and a standup guy who carried on. I think I would have run.
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) March 28, 2022
Smith apologized to Rock directly late last night as word leaked that the Academy was in talks about stripping the actor of his award.
“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.
“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.
“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees, and everyone watching around the world.
“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.
“I am a work in progress.”