Memes & Tweets About Will Smith’s 2022 Oscars Speech & Chris Rock Incident

Memes & Tweets About Will Smith’s 2022 Oscars Speech & Chris Rock Incident

After an unscripted, truly chaotic moment earlier in the Oscars broadcast where Will Smith went on stage and apparently slapped Chris Rock for a joke made about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair loss, Smith won Best Actor for his work in King Richard. Before walking to stage, Smith leaned in for a kiss from Jada and as he accepted the award, there were visible tears streaming down his face for the majority of his speech.

Twitter is divided about both Smith’s win and his subsequent speech, in which he spoke about protecting the ones he loves, God, and Denzel Washington’s advice to him about handling this controversy: “At your highest moment, be careful, because that’s when the devil comes for you.” In subtly addressing the altercation with Rock, Smith also compared himself to Richard Williams — whom he portrayed in his Oscar-winning performance — stating that, “love makes you do crazy things.”

Many users on Twitter couldn’t separate the fight between Smith and Rock from Smith’s win, inspiring comedic reactions to everything that transpired at the award show.

Others found Smith’s actions and win to be disheartening, and an overt endorsement of violence.

The now-infamous moment called Smith’s character into question, with users wondering whether his fun-loving public persona is a farce.

Others found his rollercoaster of a night to be a “power move,” and were eating up his performance from start to finish.

For an awards show that has long struggled with relevancy, Smith’s antics — good or bad — made the entire show a much talked-about moment online, and Twitter was quick to joke about how the drama “saved” the Oscars.

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