The Academy Awards have been a snoozefest for years.
But the most recent show created a lot of controversy and public debate.
And one ESPN host made a humiliating mistake after a shocking moment at the Oscars.
The 94th Academy Awards turned into a clown show when two of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood got into an altercation.
Comedian Chris Rock served as a presenter for an award, and he ribbed on members of the audience per custom.
But the light-hearted incident turned dark when Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, and her husband—superstar actor Will Smith—marched on stage and slapped Rock in the middle of the live broadcast.
Smith has suffered hair loss due to alopecia, a detail that Rock might not have known about.
Nevertheless, many condemned Smith’s disgraceful actions.
And ESPN host Stephen A. Smith got in on the act and went after Will Smith on Twitter.
Total BS by @willsmith. If his night is ruined because of this he deserves it. The man has Denzel & Bradley Cooper trying to calm him down. For what? A joke about his wife in G.I. Joe? Come on! The shit was embarrassing! A very very bad look! Love Will. But not after this B.S.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 28, 2022
There’s just one problem; the ESPN host tweeted at the wrong Will Smith.
Real talk, I’m not the person you’re upset/happy with. I make podcasts and video games for a living.
At the risk of making people pissed off at me instead of that other guy, the world would be a better place if we stopped answering words with violence.
— Will Smith (@willsmith) March 28, 2022
The shocking moment triggered a lot of turmoil.
The LAPD was even forced to issue a statement:
“LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”
Rock declined to press charges, but he could do so at a later date.
After the shocking incident, other comedians expressed fear that Smith’s actions could put them in danger when they perform at clubs.
Kathy Griffin explained, “Let me tell you something, it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a Comedian…Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters.”
Patton Oswalt shared, “Very nervous for my shows at the @TheIrvineImprov tomorrow and Tuesday. Anyone have a catcher’s mask I can borrow?”
Maybe now leftists will listen when conservatives and non-woke liberals warn that comedy is under attack.