'Ah yes, rules don't apply to the rich': Will Smith PARTIES HARD at bash after Chris Rock slap
'Aaah yes another reminder that if you are rich & famous, the rules don’t apply,' a Twitter user slammed the actor
After creating the biggest scandal of the 94th Academy awards, Will Smith was reportedly seen having the time of his life at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash. He was seen dancing and laughing while his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, for whom he apparently couldn’t control his emotions and slapped Chris Rock live on TV, cheered for him.
It has been said that the 53-year-old was also seen posing for selfies and rapping to ‘Gettin' Jiggy Wit’ as guests like Serena and Venus Williams, Kevin Costner, Kendall Jenner, Chris Pine, Kim Kardashian, Natalie Portman, Olivia Colman, and Dakota Johnson enjoyed with him at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills in the early hours of March 28.
Will was reportedly completely in a different mood from what he was seen at the Oscars. During the March 27 night event, when Rock compared Jada’s shaved look to Demi Moore’s in the 1997 film 'GI Jane', ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ actor went on to the stage and slapped him. He was also heard saying, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth!” after coming to his seat.
However, minutes after he smacked the comedian, Will was given the Best Actor award for ‘King Richard’ and he used the opportunity to apologize to the Academy awards and the attendees but not Rock. In his “emotional speech", the ‘I Am Legend’ actor said, “Love makes you do crazy things,” as he went on to say: “You gotta be able to take abuse, and you gotta be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you gotta be able to have people disrespecting you and you gotta smile and you gotta pretend like that’s OK.”
He then stated, “It's like I want to be a vessel for love. I want to say thank you to Venus and Serena. I want to say thank you to Venus and Serena and the entire Williams family for entrusting me with your story. That's what I want to do. I want to be an ambassador of that kind of love and care and concern,” before adding: “I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like they said. I look like the crazy father just like they said about Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things. I'm hoping the Academy invites me back. Thank you.”
However, Will’s change of attitude just hours after the incident has baffled many on the internet. Marc Malkin, Senior Culture & Events Editor @variety, shared a video from the after-party and captioned it as “#WillSmith parties at #VanityFair #JustforVariety.” Katey Rich, Vanity Fair's Awards and Audio Editor, also posted a video of the party as she wrote, “The ‘Getting Jiggy With It’ dance party with Will Smith and his Oscar right in the middle, at the @VanityFair party.”
A lot of people have reacted to the videos as a shocked user tweeted, “Aaah yes another reminder that if you are rich & famous, the rules don’t apply.” Karl J Schmid, Host + Executive Producer of @pluslifemedia, wrote: “Like nothing happened. I guess he showed millions of kids around the world today but it’s OK to get up and smack somebody in the face when you don’t like what they say.” “I gotta got some money and power to be above the law,” the third one noted.
Aaah yes another reminder that if you are rich & famous, the rules don’t apply.— yellow bird (@zzippidydoodaa) March 28, 2022
Like nothing happened. I guess he showed millions of kids around the world today but it’s OK to get up and smack somebody in the face when you don’t like what they say— Karl J Schmid (@KarlJSchmid) March 28, 2022
I gotta got some money and power to be above the law— Neon Gen Z Gelion (@ToliverWeb) March 28, 2022
A person asked, “Does he not understand the magnitude of the situation he's in? Or he does, but he doesn't care?” Another one added: “I agree with your horror but what is really gonna happen to him? Rock isn’t going to press charges and he’s fabulously wealthy.”
Does he not understand the magnitude of the situation he's in? Or he does, but he doesn't care?— Erin M (@pfinger18) March 28, 2022
I agree with your horror but what is really gonna happen to him? Rock isn’t going to press charges and he’s fabulously wealthy.— John Is Tired of Stupid People (@JohnisfromPA) March 28, 2022