Will Smith to keep Oscar after slap incident, says Whoopi Goldberg

Will Smith to keep Oscar after slap incident, says Whoopi Goldberg

Oscar winner and Academy Governor, Whoopi Goldberg, insisted that Will Smith will keep his Oscar after he slapped comedian Chris Rock for making fun of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. 

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Oscar winner and legendary actress, Whoopi Goldberg, who is serving as the Academy Governor, insisted that they will not take back Will Smith's Oscar after he slapped comedian Chris Rock. 

READ: Will Smith breaks silence after slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

Rock took to the Oscars stage on Sunday night to introduce the nominees for the Best Documentary Feature Award.

Rock made jokes about several audience members, including Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who wore her hair short due to suffering from alopecia.

A visibly upset Smith stormed the stage and slapped Rock in the face. 

READ: Will Smith's son reacts to viral slap moment at Oscars

Smith then repeatedly yelled, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f-ing mouth!”

Moments later, Smith won the award for Best Actor for his role as tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams' father, Richard, in the film, 'King Richard'.

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Smith later broke his silence and apologised on Instagram. 

"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."

The Academy Governor, Whoopi Goldberg, also an Oscar winner, said that Smith will face consequences but they "won't take that Oscar" from him. 

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