Serena Williams’ Reaction To Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock (Video)

Serena Williams’ Reaction To Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock (Video)

Will Smith’s decision to slap comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars was one that will live in infamy. Not only did the moment quickly go viral, but it also immediately generated millions of online conversations regarding whether the altercation was real or fake.

In the aftermath, a number of dignitaries rushed off to the internet to offer their take on the matter.

One such person?

Tennis legend, Serena Williams.

In a quick video posted to social media, Williams offered this response to what transpired:

And for anyone who missed it, here is the original uncensored clip of Smith smacking the taste out of Rock’s mouth:

The reactions to it were about what you’d expect:

While the legitimateness of this incident will understandably be questioned for days to come, at the moment at least, it certainly feels real:

Shortly after the altercation with Rock occurred, Smith won Best Actor at the Oscars for his portrayal as Williams’ father in King Richard. He used the opportunity to send a powerful message:

“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” said Smith.

“In this time in my life, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world.”

It will be interesting to see where this situation goes from here. In a sports week that featured an NBA star getting embroiled in a trans model controversy and LeBron James’ alleged side chick sue another player – nothing is too crazy to be real.

Will the slap heard around the world turn out to be as real those news tidbits? Time will tell.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.
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