WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair has opened up on the recent controversial incident of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. The video clip of Hollywood star Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards has spread like a fire on social media and became viral. The Hollywood actor Will Smith was furious as he had stormed the Oscars stage. He smacked comedian Chris Rock across the face for joking about his wife, in a moment at Sunday’s gala that immediately went viral. The incident had stunned the viewers questioning if it had been scripted or genuine. However, it is still not clear.
Rock, presenting the best documentary prize with a short comedy routine, had cracked a joke comparing Jada Pinkett Smith’s tightly cropped hair to Demi Moore’s appearance in the film “G.I. Jane” and suggesting she appear in a sequel. In a moment that triggered awkward silence and confusion in the Dolby Theatre, Smith stepped up to Rock and slapped him. He returned to his seat alongside Jada and shouted swearwords.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your f*****g mouth,” yelled Smith, forcing the producers to bleep out several seconds of audio from the televised broadcast in the United States.
Ric Flair says the incident was staged
Flair and Boxing legend Mike Tyson spoke to The Post to promote Tyson 2.0, the cannabis business they’re partnering in and covered a wide range of other topics. “I didn’t think it was real,” the wrestling icon said of the Hollywood star’s slap. That’s the term in Flair’s world of pro wrestling, when the violence is scripted.
Mike Tyson chimed in:
“If Ric says it’s a fake, then it’s a fake.”
“I can speak for myself, and I’m pretty sure I’m speaking for Mike: If I didn’t like a remark, for any reason whatsoever, that somebody said about my wife, I would be punching them — not slapping them,” Flair said.