Gogglebox Australia: Cast react to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars

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The cast of Gogglebox Australia weighed in on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars during Thursday’s episode of the hit reality show.

Speaking about the highly publicised incident, Matty Fahd admitted: ‘I have lost half my day looking at clips of this. It’s taken over the world.’ 

While some of the cast maintained Chris’ joke about about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith being bald ‘was in bad taste’, others argued that he may have had no idea the 50-year-old actress suffers from alopecia. 

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Stunned: The cast of Gogglebox Australia weighed in on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at this year's Oscars during Thursday's episode of the hit reality show

Stunned: The cast of Gogglebox Australia weighed in on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars during Thursday’s episode of the hit reality show

Leanne Lai suggested that Chris, 57, had been in the wrong, insisting you ‘don’t make fun of somebody’s medical condition’.

Meanwhile, Matty said he’d ‘probably smack him one’ too if the comedian had made fun of his wife, Sarah.    

Anastasia Katselas maintained that Will, 53, could have handled the situation better: ‘When you’re in the public eye, you’ve got to expect it.’  

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Obsessed: Speaking about the highly publicised incident, Matty Fahd admitted: 'I have lost half my day looking at clips of this. It's taken over the world.' Pictured, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at last month's Oscars in LA

Obsessed: Speaking about the highly publicised incident, Matty Fahd admitted: ‘I have lost half my day looking at clips of this. It’s taken over the world.’ Pictured, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at last month’s Oscars in LA

‘They’re both in the wrong. It was a bad joke, and he shouldn’t have hit him,’ added Adam Densten.

The show’s cast were then stunned to discover that Will still went on to win the award for Best Actor following his violent outburst.

‘That’s like commending a bully,’ said Tim Lai, while Kerry Silbery added, ‘Now there’s a man who has no remorse.’    

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Mixed: While some of the cast maintained Chris' joke about about Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith being bald 'was in bad taste', others argued that he may have had no idea the 50-year-old actress suffers from alopecia

Mixed: While some of the cast maintained Chris’ joke about about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith being bald ‘was in bad taste’, others argued that he may have had no idea the 50-year-old actress suffers from alopecia

But Patrick Delpechitra said he hoped the King Richard actor would be able to recover from incident. 

‘I hope he’ll come back. He’s a damn good actor,’ he said, while Tim added, ‘Well, for me personally, I’ve lost all respect for Will Smith.’ 

Will stunned the star-studded audience and movie fans alike when he walked onto the stage and smacked Chris, who was presenting the award for Best Documentary.  

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Shocking scenes: Will stunned the star-studded audience and movie fans alike when he walked onto the stage and smacked Chris, who was presenting the award for Best Documentary

Shocking scenes: Will stunned the star-studded audience and movie fans alike when he walked onto the stage and smacked Chris, who was presenting the award for Best Documentary

The comedian had made a joke about Will’s wife Jada losing her hair when the actor took offence.

‘Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya,’ Chris told the crowd, referring to the 1997 film, G.I. Jane, which starred Demi Moore with a shaved head. 

As Will turned and made his way back down to his seat in the front row, a shell-shocked Chris told the audience: ‘Oh, wow. Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.’

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Rewarded for bad behaviour: The show's cast were then stunned to discover that Will still went on to win the award for Best Actor following his violent outburst

Rewarded for bad behaviour: The show’s cast were then stunned to discover that Will still went on to win the award for Best Actor following his violent outburst

After sitting down again, a furious Will repeatedly warned Chris to ‘keep my wife’s name out your f**king mouth,’ as the audience sat in stunned silence. 

A happier Will later returned to the stage to accept the award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard, in which he portrayed Venus and Serena Williams’ father.

The tearful actor apologised for his earlier behaviour without directly addressing Chris in his acceptance speech.

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Saying sorry: The tearful actor apologised for his earlier behaviour without directly addressing Chris in his acceptance speech

Saying sorry: The tearful actor apologised for his earlier behaviour without directly addressing Chris in his acceptance speech

‘I want to apologise to the Academy. I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award,’ he began.

He added: ‘I know to do what we do, you got to be able to take abuse. You got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. 

‘In this business you got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And you got to smile and you got to pretend like that’s okay.’ 

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'I hope he'll come back. He's a damn good actor,' said Patrick, while Tim added, 'Well, for me personally, I've lost all respect for Will Smith'

‘I hope he’ll come back. He’s a damn good actor,’ said Patrick, while Tim added, ‘Well, for me personally, I’ve lost all respect for Will Smith’

Will issued an apology a day after the show, saying in an Instagram post that he was ’embarrassed’ by his actions.

‘Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive,’ he wrote.

‘My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

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'My behaviour at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,' he wrote

‘My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,’ he wrote

‘I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.’

Smith then went on to say sorry to the organizers and the producers of the show. 

‘I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world,’ Smith continued.

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‘I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behaviour has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.’

The Philadelphia-born actor concluded: ‘I am a work in progress. Sincerely, Will.’

'I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behaviour has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us,' he added

‘I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behaviour has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us,’ he added 

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