THE FALL: Will Smith's star power plummeted after Chris Rock Oscars slap

THE FALL: Will Smith's star power plummeted after Chris Rock Oscars slap
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith face downfall after infamous oscar slap involving Chris Rock (David Livingston/Getty Images; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Will Smith may have slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars but, ultimately, it’s the couple's stardom that has taken a hit. Will Smith walked onstage and slapped comedian Chris Rock across the face all through the 94th Oscars on March 27, 2022. The slap was in response to Rock making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head, due to alopecia areata. Smith returned to his seat and shouted profane remarks at Rock, who responded congenially and completed his presentation. Smith, who had won the best actor award, resigned from the Academy followed he was also banned from attending Academy events for a ten-year period, effective April 8.

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Ever since then, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'Matrix' star's careers have taken a huge downfall, especially for Will Smith. Data analog Q Scores, which measure celebrities 'brilliant ability and appeal, show Smith’s numbers abundantly beneath in the months afterward his accomplishments following the consequences of his action, Variety reported on Thursday. Before the slap, the 53-year-old 'Pursuit of Happyness' star generally ranked in the top five or 10 of America’s most absolutely rated actors in the surveys, which are conducted each January and July. That put him up with adjoining acceptable company including popular actors like Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, according to Variety.

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However, Smith’s positive Q Score plunged from 39 in January to a staggering 24 in July, which is characterized as “a very significant and abrupt decline” by Henry Schafer, the executive vice president of Q Scores. A positive Q Score of 24 means that 24% of the 1,800 Americans polled age 6 and up cite him as one of their admired personalities.

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At the same time, Smith’s negative Q Score further doubled to 26 from less than 10. The average negative Q Score, according to Schafer, is about 16 or 17.
Participants didn’t keep Jada Pinkett Smith’s name, to borrow a phrase from her husband, "out of their “f–king mouths,” either. His 50-year-old wife’s positive score was already low at 13, reported Variety, and it fell to 6 after her husband confronted Rock for comparing her bald head to “G.I. Jane,” a character played by Demi Moore in 1997 war flick.
Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith’s negative score jumped from 29 to 44. At the same time, Smith’s negative cue score more than doubled from 10 to 26. The average negative cue score is around 16 or 17, according to Schaefer.

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Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022, in Hollywood, California (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

However, the Rock’s score did not change after the incident, his positive score remained at 20, while his negative score remained at 14.
However, the 57-year-old comic’s ranking on a separate Q score scale, which gauges a celebrity’s level of public awareness, rose from 66 to 84.
Smith publicly apologized to Rock in a tearful YouTube video in July but claimed that he was told that the “Everybody Hates Chris” star was “not ready” to talk face-to-face with Smith. Smith about apologized to Rock in a bawling YouTube video in July claiming that he was once informed the “Everybody Hates Chris” brilliant is “not accessible to talk” with Smith one-on-one.

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Smith’s daughter, Willow, 21, recently defended her dad’s agitated response in an interview with Billboard. “I see my accomplished ancestors as actuality human, and I adulation and access them for all their humanness,” the, “Maybe It’s My Fault” accompanist said. “Because of the position which we’re in, our humanness sometimes isn’t accepted, and we’re expected to act in a way that isn’t conducive to a healthy human life and isn’t conducive to being honest,” she added. During the "Red Table Talk," Jada Pinkett Smith addressing the oscar incident said, “Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” she added. “The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”

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