The entertainment world wasn’t the only one shaken up by Will Smith’s Oscars slap on Sunday night — even some notable sports figures like Deion Sanders had a lot to say about what happened on Sunday night.,
As soon as the moment went down, clips of the slap would surface online and the hall of fame player gave his take on it.
“Did I just see what I just saw!” Sanders wrote on Twitter. “[Will Smith] and [Chris Rock] live on stage!!! Somebody tell me this was a joke. Please. Chris took it like a STANDUP GUY LITERALLY!!! WOW WOW WOW! Lord help us please help us Love each other especially in front of company.”
In another Tweet, Sanders had a suggestion about the Oscars coverage. “Can we get [BET] awards after party host to the [OSCARS] immediately for post [OSCARS] live interviews about the [Will Smith] [Chris Rock] exchange!” Sanders said. Was it real or fake and [Chris Rock] has the strongest jaw I’ve seen in a while if this was real. I need interviews forget the [Oscars].”
Smith slapped Rock because he didn’t like a joke that was made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and hair. Many people, possibly including Rock, found out on Sunday that she suffers from alopecia.
On Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith said, “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?'”
While some fans thought it was staged, that changed quickly when Smith yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out your f—ing mouth!” to Rock twice.