Nicole Kidman’s reaction to Will Smith smacking Chris Rock goes viral; Twitter says ‘a new meme is born’ | English Movie News

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman grew to become an prompt web meme when her open-mouth response to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Oscar stage went viral on-line.

The actress, who was nominated within the Best Actress class, acquired front-row seats to all of the motion. Her shocked response on the awards present quickly went viral on Twitter, with followers admitting that her response was the common response of all those that watched the unprecedented assault.

“A NEW MEME IS BORN,” tweeted a fan.


Another mentioned, “Nicole Kidman should win the Oscar for Best Reaction To Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock,’ tweeted one viewer.”

See what Twitterati needed to say about Nicole’s response:

The unprecedented on-stage assault led to ‘#whatjusthappened’ trending on Twitter.

Photos and screenshots of different stars, together with Beyonce and Jay Z, Lupita Nyong’o additionally went viral.

Will Smith marched onto the Oscars stage and smacked Chris Rock, the unpredictable second served as a jarring interruption to Hollywood’s feel-good celebration.

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But as soon as Smith returned moments later to just accept his first-ever Academy Award, he delivered a tearful apology for an act positive to overshadow his milestone achievement. He seized the chance throughout Sunday evening’s awards to talk on being a fierce defender similar to his tennis dad character Richard Williams from “King Richard.”

“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family,” Smith mentioned as he started his acceptance speech after profitable finest actor honours. He apologized afterward to many individuals — together with tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams’ daughters — however didn’t point out Rock in his apology.

Smith then spoke about being a protector for individuals who labored with him on the movie reminiscent of Aunjanue Ellis together with Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, the 2 actors who performed Venus and Serena.

“I’m being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people,” mentioned Smith throughout his acceptance speech after profitable his first-ever Oscar. “I know to do what we do you’ve got to be able to take abuse. You’ve got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, you’ve got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And you’ve got to smile and pretend like that’s OK.”

The second shocked the Dolby Theatre viewers and viewers at house. At the business break, presenter Daniel Kaluuya got here as much as hug Smith, and Denzel Washington escorted him to the facet of the stage. The two talked and hugged and Tyler Perry came visiting to speak as nicely.

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After the present, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences issued a press release saying it “does not condone violence of any form.”

The Los Angeles Police Department mentioned in a press release that it was conscious of the incident.

“The incident involved one individual slapping another,” the assertion learn. “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.”

“That was the greatest night in the history of television,” Rock mentioned earlier than resuming his function as presenter.

The reverberations didn’t cease there. Several folks approached Smith and Pinkett Smith within the business breaks that adopted; Keith Urban hugged Smith throughout one stoppage within the present, and Nicole Kidman additionally went over to say a couple of phrases as nicely.

The confrontation overshadowed Smith’s milestone accomplishment. He was beforehand nominated twice for finest actor, for his function in “Ali” in 2002 and “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2007. In these movies, he portrayed real-life characters: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Chris Garner, a homeless salesman.

Pinkett Smith was additionally the topic of jokes from Rock when he hosted the Oscars in 2016

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