Hilarious Photo Captures Moment A-Listers Found Out About Chris Rock's Joke
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Head of YouTube's fashion and beauty Derek Blasberg has shared a hilarious photo showing a table of A-listers' reactions to the altercation at the Oscars between Will Smith and Chris Rock.
Last night (27 March), the 94th Academy Awards certainly went off with a bang as social media users were sprung into a frenzy over the apparent beef which went down between Will Smith and Chris Rock after the presenter made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
While an old reaction from Ryan Gosling nearly stole the show, Blasberg's photograph of a series of celebs reactions' while at the Vanity Fair Oscars dinner has left social media users in stitches.
Meanwhile, this is everybody at my table at the @vanityfair Oscar dinner manically googling wtf Will Smith just said to Chris Rock 🤷🏻♂️🍿 pic.twitter.com/rJBz4LCboW— Derek Blasberg (@DerekBlasberg) March 28, 2022
From a horrified Taika Waititi to Jason Bateman – who wasn't even trying to hide his excitement at all the drama – the 10 A-listers were left to catch up on the incident from screens around them and Sarah Paulson's mobile phone.
Katie McGrath seemed politely interested, JJ Abrams vaguely alarmed, Oli Green appeared to hide a smirk, Sienna Miller fairly unimpressed, Paulson rightly shocked and Amanda Anka simply slightly in pain.
Blasberg captioned he image: "Meanwhile, this is everybody at my table at the @vanityfair Oscar dinner manically googling wtf Will Smith just said to Chris Rock."
As one user quite rightly said: "I swear everyone here has the most memeable expression."
Me when I find the video pic.twitter.com/WfUE6JWbui— Meow (@jmax0202) March 28, 2022
Another user referenced 2008 superhero film Hancock, which sees Bateman star as a PR expert to Smith's character, John Hancock.
"This EXACTLY when Jason Bateman should step back in as Will Smith’s PR guy," they joked.
Bateman's expression proved particularly popular and reflective of how most viewers felt when watching the drama unfold. "Me when I find the video," one captioned a close-up image of Bateman.
Another said: "Gonna tell my kids this was The Last Supper."
So, basically yr at the COOL table, yeah?— Anne Flanagan (@angrytimmyprod) March 28, 2022
Rock's 'GI Jane 2' joke was made in reference to Pinkett Smith's shaved head – a result of her having alopecia.
Smith jumped up on stage and appeared to brutally slap the presenter, before later apologising for his behaviour upon accepting the award for Best Actor.
Some Oscars viewers have since called for Smith to hand back his award, however others have argued that Harvey Weinstein didn't have to despite having been imprisoned for sexual assault and rape.
It is also still unclear as to whether the altercation was real, or if – like American comedian Kevin T Porter claims – it was a skit.
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Topics: Film & TV, Oscars, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith