At the Oscars gala, there was a controversial and very uncomfortable moment after the anger and reaction of Will Smith with Chris Rock, who was on stage to present a category. It all happened after a joke from the comedian about the baldness problem of Jada Pinkett, wife of the actor.
Without a doubt, that tense situation became the most controversial moment of this year’s awards gala, which has already been condemned by the Hollywood Academy. Will Smith himself, winner of the Oscar for best actor in a leading role for “The Williams Method,” later apologized for his behavior and reaction.
Who is Chris Rock?
Chris Rock, 57, was born in South Carolina on February 7, 1965 and is a comedian, screenwriter, actor and film director. In addition, the comedian has been chosen on several occasions as the best comedian in the United States and the United Kingdom. These last hours, his name has gone viral on social networks after that violent and uncomfortable episode.
The comedian began his professional career with some small roles in films such as “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” or the series “Miami Vice”. Still, his career as a comedian changed completely when he met Eddie Murphy. With his help, Chris Rock began to make a name for himself in American comedy and, in 1990, he achieved great fame in the United States for participating in the popular program “Saturday Night Live”.
On the other hand, Chris Rock is also known for doing monologues for various platforms and, also, for acting in films and participating in multiple feature films. He is also a producer and has voiced characters in animated films such as “Bee Movie” and “Madagascar”.
Chris Rock and the Oscars
It’s not the first time Chris Rock has taken the stage at the Oscars. This time, the comedian has only had to present one of the categories of the night. However, Rock has already presented the full gala on two occasions: in 2005 and in 2016. But, without any doubt, this edition will go down in history for the violent episode that occurred with Will Smith.