Well, this is super uncomfortable. I didn't see this live, but here's what happened.
CHRIS ROCK was telling a few jokes while presenting an award, and he turned his attention to Will and Jada. Jada's head was shaved, so Chris said, quote, "Jada, I love ya. 'G.I. Jane 2', can't wait to see it."
At first, Will seemed to laugh about it . . . but Jada looked annoyed. Suddenly, Will walked right up onstage and smacked Chris in the face. Hard. Then he went back to his seat.
Chris was stunned. He said, quote, "Wow, Will Smith just smacked the [crap] out of me." Will responded by shouting back, "Keep my wife's name out your [effing] mouth!"
Rock replied, quote, "Wow, dude, it was a 'G.I. Jane' joke." And Will repeated, "Keep my wife's name out your [effing] mouth!"
Chris said, "I'm going to, okay?" Then he went on and presented the award, but he was obviously shaken.
On the broadcast, the whole exchange was muted after the slap. But there's plenty of uncensored audio on the Internet.
So, was Will out of line? Should he and Jada be able to take a joke, just like the bazillions of other celebrities who've been made fun of at award shows? You would think so, yes
But there's one detail that maybe justifies Will's actions: Jada shaves her head due to a medical condition. She has alopecia, which causes hair loss.