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Oscars 2022: 3 Celebs Who Support Will Smith (& 3 Who Said Chris Rock Did Nothing Wrong)

In what is now being called the “Oscars’ ugliest moment“, Will Smith got on stage during the Oscars 2022 and slapped Chris Rock. Rock took a shot at his Smith’s wife – Jada Pinkett Smith, which the King Richard actor did not like. Now Hollywood stands divided. Some say Will Smith was right in doing whatever he did.

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Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock in Oscars 2022

Other claims Chris Rock was done injustice to and he merely did what every comedian does. These celebs have already chosen a side. Have you?

Supported Will Smith:

Janet Hubert: “Sometimes You Have To Slap Back”

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Janet Hubert and Will Smith

Will Smith and Janet Hubert go way back. They were co-stars in the cult hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Hubert had a clash with Smith back then and she was quickly replaced with another actor, Daphne Maxwell after Season 3. The two actors have since reconciled. Hubert was of the opinion that Will Smith was in the right. She did not like the way Chris Rock ambushed Jada and justified Will Smith’s actions.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said:

“Yes, there is only so much one can take…sometimes you have to slap back. Celebrate the win…nothing else matters. Both actions were incorrect but Chris didn’t need to go there.” 

Tiffany Haddish: Found Will Smith’s Actions ‘Incredibly Touching’

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Tiffany Haddish

It is quite easy to get into Will Smith’s side of the argument. He was just trying to defend his wife from being ridiculed in what is probably the biggest event in Hollywood. The Oscars jumped the gun with Rock targeting Jada Pinkett Smith.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish was all gaga for Will Smith and what he did in Oscars 2022. She felt that what Will Smith did was very touching. In an interview with People, she says and we quote:

“When I saw a Black man stand up for his wife, that meant so much to me.”

Nicki Minaj: While People Saw The Joke, Will Smith Saw His Wife’s “Pain”

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Nicki Minaj

Rapper Nicki Minaj tried sailing both boats. In a series of tweets, she said she loved Chris Rock and whatever happened was because of the Oscars management and not his fault. She also stood with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith.

In one of her tweets, she says:

“Imagine what it must feel like to be losing your hair to the point where you have to shave it bald. You think that’s easy to deal with for anyone? You don’t think she’s cried about that many times?”

Chris Rock Did Nothing Wrong:

Judd Apatow: “[Will Smith] Could’ Have Killed Him”

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Judd Apatow

Okay maybe he jumped the gun here a little bit. Will Smith may have played Deadshot in Suicide Squad but he is nowhere near the athlete who has the physical acumen to do what Apatow claims could have happened. That does not excuse Smith’s actions, regardless of the fatality factor.

The acclaimed director was trolled for a tweet he made where he supported Chris Rock and publicly shamed will Smith for smacking the comedian-actor. After a string of backlash, he later deleted the tweet where he said:

“He could have killed him. That’s pure out of control rage and violence.” 

Mia Farrow: “It Was Just a Joke”

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Mia Farrow

Well we cannot disagree with that one. Chris Rock was making fun of literally everyone in the front row. And he was sparing no one. Will Smith feeling that Rock singled out his wife was wrong from the very get-go. Mia Farrow, who has starred in movies like Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen, claims Chris Rock did nothing wrong.

“It was just a joke. Jokes are what Chris Rock does. Always has been edgy. This was a mild joke for him. And I love GI Jane.”

Rob Reiner: “Will Smith Owes Chris Rock A Huge Apology”

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Rob Reiner

The Misery and Princess Bride director was up in arms over the entire fiasco. He also claimed that Will Smith’s Best Actor speech was a pathetic attempt at justifying his actions.

“Will Smith owes Chris Rock a huge apology. There is no excuse for what he did. He’s lucky Chris is not filing assault charges. The excuses he made tonight were bullshit.”

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!