Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Oscars Insider: Chris Rock ensured Will Smith stayed at the Oscars after slap with reveal

“Chris Rock insisted Will Smith stay at Oscars after slap, reveals insider”

Actor Will Smith’s controversial slap towards comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars caused shockwaves across Hollywood and beyond. The incident left many wondering why Smith was not immediately asked to leave the prestigious event. However, an Oscar insider has revealed the surprising reason behind Smith’s continued presence at the ceremony.

According to the insider, it was actually Chris Rock himself who insisted that Smith remain inside the theater despite the attack. The revelation comes from Bruce Vilanch, a long-time collaborator and show writer for the Oscars. Vilanch, known for his two Emmy wins and extensive experience in the industry, shared his insider knowledge at the Hollywood Museum REAL to REEL exhibition launch.

Vilanch expressed his belief that Smith, who recently found success with the film “Bad Boys Ride Or Die,” should have been evicted from the Dolby Theater in 2022. He criticized the handling of the situation by ABC executives, calling it “very very badly handled on the show that year that capitalized on how bad it was.”

The incident unfolded when Smith reacted violently to a joke made by Rock about his wife, Jada Pinkett. Smith’s outburst shocked audiences worldwide and raised questions about his behavior. While Smith later apologized, the fallout from the incident led to a ten-year ban from the Oscars for the actor.

Despite the controversy, Vilanch remains optimistic about Smith’s future in the industry. He believes that with time and the right projects, Smith could make a comeback to the awards circuit. Vilanch’s insights shed light on the behind-the-scenes drama at the Oscars and the aftermath of one of Hollywood’s most memorable moments.

As Hollywood continues to grapple with the aftermath of the incident, the industry’s response to Smith’s actions and the future of his career remain hot topics of conversation. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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