The Oscars rarely provide any excitement whatsoever.
But that changed in one shocking moment that happened live.
And the LAPD was forced to respond to one jaw-dropping incident at the Academy Awards.
The 94th Academy Awards turned into a circus when two of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood got into an altercation.
Comedian Chris Rock served as a presenter for an award, and he ribbed on members of the audience as usual.
But the light-hearted moment turned dark when Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, and her husband – superstar actor Will Smith – marched on stage and slapped Rock in the middle of the live broadcast.
Smith has suffered hair loss due to alopecia, a detail that Rock may or may not have known.
Either way, it does not condone Will Smith’s actions.
Many thought that the incident might have been staged, but that theory was quickly shot down when the Los Angeles Police Department got involved.
The LAPD said in a statement, “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program. The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”
Rock declined to press charges, although he could do so at a later date.
The awkward moment became even more cringeworthy when Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor soon after.
Smith used his speech to bizarrely talk about being a vessel for love after slapping a man in the face.
It’s fitting that the slap occurred in Los Angeles where crime has spiraled out of control.
Police officers have warned citizens against wearing jewelry in public due to a spate of robberies.
In 2021, follow-home robberies from high-end stores became a disturbing trend.
After the shocking incident, other comedians expressed concern that Smith’s actions could put them in danger when they perform at clubs.
Kathy Griffin said, “Let me tell you something, it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a Comedian . . . Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters.”
Patton Oswalt tweeted, “Very nervous for my shows at the @TheIrvineImprov tomorrow and Tuesday. Anyone have a catcher’s mask I can borrow?”
Maybe now leftists will listen when conservatives and non-woke liberals warn that comedy is under assault . . . literally.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.