March 27 will make one year since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face at the Oscars in 2022.
Today reports on February 20, Will posted a Tik Tok stitched to a video “claimed to have a way to make life more interesting and fun.”
The Tik Tok user in the video challenged people to pick up random objects and ask them what they thought of you. In Will’s video, he picked up his first Oscar, which he won for Best Actor in King Richard. Take a look:
Last year at the Oscars, Will slapped Chris after Chris made a joke that he was looking forward to a sequel to “G.I. Jane,” which was ultimately a jab at Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head. Jada has alopecia and didn’t take to the joke. When Will sat back down, he shouted to Chris, “keep my wife’s name out of your f*** mouth.”
The Hill reports the Oscars is including a new addition in its awards ceremony following the incident, a crisis communications team. The article notes, “the rapid response team will be present during the March 12 broadcast.” Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer said, “anything can happen at the Oscars.” He said,
“And obviously, depending on the specifics of the crisis — and let’s hope something doesn’t happen and we never have to use these, but we already have frameworks in place that we can modify.”