Andrew Garfield Tells Who He Was Texting When Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock

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This year Oscars’ gathered unwanted limelight due to an event becoming the highlight of the award ceremony.

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Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair. That incident shocked people as they initially believed it to be a part of an act. Meanwhile, cameras also caught the reactions of the celebrities who witnessed everything live and spotted Andrew Garfield busy on his phone.

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Matter in Oscars 2022

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Infamous slap at Oscars 2022

At Oscars 2022, Chris Rock went to the stage to introduce the Best Documentary feature. There,  he made a joke about Smith’s wife and compared the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith to G.I. Jane because of her bald head.


Well, that joke angered Will Smith as Pinkett-Smith had previously opened up about a hair loss condition that she suffers from, that causes baldness.
After that, we all know what happened. Smith slapped the presenter.

Andrew Garfield Speaks up regarding his viral picture

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Andrew Garfield on his viral picture at Oscars 2022

This incident caught viewers’ attention and included people who were there at the moment. Amongst them, Andrew Garfield got viral on social media because of a picture taken at the Oscars after the incident.

With the picture getting super-viral, fans wanted to know who he was texting at that tense moment. To this, he has finally revealed that he was answering the many questions of his friends who wanted to know what was going on at the event after the infamous slap.


Andrew in a recent interview with The View confessed, “I feel so bad, because Kevin Costner is introducing the director nominees most beautifully and elegantly, and I’m like, ‘There’s no way I’m going to be on camera during this. Everyone is texting me, asking me what the vibe in the room is, and at that moment my friends took priority over Kevin. I feel really bad about that.”

Though he opened up to explain the captured moment during the Oscars, he didn’t give any comment on the incident itself, noting that many have already spoken about it.

With this incident, Will Smith was banned from attending any Academic events, including the Oscars, for the next 10 years.


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