To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chris Rock’s GI Jane 2 Joke Explained

Abbi Murray

Published 
| Last updated 

Chris Rock’s GI Jane 2 Joke Explained

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Will Smith had a rather eventful time at the Oscar’s last night. 

From his shocking outburst of violence, to winning Best Actor for his role in King Richard, to showing up at the Variety after-party like none of it ever happened, the 53-year-old was certainly a busy man. 

However, his bust-up with comedian Chris Rock will undoubtedly overshadow the 94th Academy Awards Ceremony for years to come. 

Advert

The altercation occurred after Rock, 57, made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. 

Addressing Smith's wife personally in his speech as a presenter, he said: “Jada, can’t wait for G.I. Jane 2.” 

Much to his shock, the insult resulted in Smith storming on stage and hitting the comedian across the face. 

He swiftly returned to his seat while yelling: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth.” 

Advert
Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The joke was ill-received by the Smith family as Pinkett Smith has previously opened up about suffering from alopecia, a condition related to hair loss which has now resulted in the 50-year-old shaving her head. 

But what exactly did the G.I. Jane reference mean? 

G.I. Jane is a movie dating back to 1997, which boasts Demi Moore as the lead, Jordan O’Neil. 

Advert

The action film sees Moore put through her paces as the first woman to go through Navy Seal training , beating many of her male peers competing alongside her in the process.

In order to complete the gruelling training and solidify her position as a Seal, Jordan momentously shaves her head and finally becomes the titular G.I Jane. 

G.I Jane. Credit: Alamy
G.I Jane. Credit: Alamy

The move is understood to reflect Jordan’s rejection of femininity. 

Advert

Moore's character’s iconic look therefore led to Rock making a joke about Pinkett Smith's fresh buzzcut. 

After the audience was left suitably stunned by Smith's turn to violence, Rock looked perplexed by what had just occurred. 

Turning to the audience, he joked: “Wow, Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.” 

He then attempted to continue his presenting role for the best documentary feature category, before later adding: "That was the greatest night in the history of television." 

Advert

Smith later apologised for his actions after he went on stage to accept his first-ever Oscar. 

He said: "I want to apologise to the academy. I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees. 

"Art imitates life. I look like the crazy father, just like Richard Williams. But love will make you do crazy things." 

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]  

Topics: Celebrity, Academy Awards, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, Oscars, Will Smith, Film and TV

Abbi Murray
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Celebrity

People call for action as fake Bobbi Althoff 'leaked' x-rated AI deepfake goes viral

21 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Aerial footage shows insane progress and scale of Saudi Arabia’s $1 trillion giga-project ‘The Line’

2 days ago