Will Smith has been called out online after a resurfaced video from 1991 showed Smith mocking a man for being bald.
The Oscar-winning actor Will Smith soon came into the limelight and became the talking point of Sunday night’s Oscars after he slapped Chris Rock on stage for making a joke about his wife Jada’s hair.
Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from a disease of alopecia and Chris laughed at her expense, joking that she was ready for a role in G.I. Jane.
Twitter users have revealed that Will Smith made a similar joke in the past. Yet when Will’s wife was subjected to such offences, it resulted in physical turmoil at the hands of Smith.
Smith called a hypocrite after a video of him mocking a bald man resurfaces
A video is circulating very widely on social media platforms depicting the actor joking with bassist John Williams about his lack of hair during an appearance in the Arsenio Hall Show in 1991.
In the clip, Will can be heard saying: ‘Like, he has a rule, the bass player? He’s got a rule: He’s gotta wax his head every day. That’s a rule.’
The audience replied with awkward laughter. In response to this Hollywood Star says: ‘Ah these are jokes, come on.’
The clip was marked with: ‘”He gotta wax his head every morning.” Now, there was a video of Will Smith telling a joke about someone with Alopecia.
The case was totally unclear whether that was the case or not while the tweet claims that John suffers from a hair loss condition.
Will Smith receives hate comments as resurfaced video goes viral
Users of microblogging sites were quick in commenting on the viral content.
‘See hypocrisy at his best,’ one reply read, as another was penned, ‘He was fine joking about someone else.. but could not handle it when the joke came about his family… That too the joke was not bad…..’.
A third went so far as to say: ‘This is worse than the G.I Jane joke.
Another wrote in a heartfelt response that you were comparing something 20 years old, Will Smith, to 50 plus years old Chris Rock? There were things he thought had been okay to say when he was young and naive. He knows better than now Chris should have known better.
Will’s apology to Rock
Will has apologized for slapping Chris at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, said his behaviour was ‘unacceptable and inexcusable’ and left him ’embarrassed’.
He put down in an Instagram post that he was ’embarrassed’ by his actions, which also shocked the ceremony attendees, producers and viewers present over there.
He also added that ‘Violence in all of its forms was poisonous and destructive.’
His behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at his expense were a part of the job, but a joke about his wife Jada’s medical condition was too much for him to bear and he reacted emotionally.
Smith also apologized to the organisers and the producers of the show. Chris has neither responded to Will’s apology nor commented on the Sunday night incident.