Denzel Washington warned Will Smith about the devil after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.
On Monday, Will Smith and Chris Rock made the headlines after a shocking incident that was aired on national television. Will slapped Chris on stage during the Academy Awards after Chris threw a joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett.
Jada suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that caused bald patches on her scalp. While delivering one of his comedy skits, Chris made a joke about Jada’s condition. After noticing that her wife was uncomfortable with it, Will walked up the stage and slapped Chris real hard.
As he got back to his seat, Will warned Chris not to mention his wife’s name again. Everyone was in shock by what happened, including Chris.
Later during the show, Will was awarded his very first Oscar for his lead performance in the movie “King Richard.” He played the role of Venus and Serena William’s father, Richard. During his acceptance speech, he shared that Denzel Washington warned him about the devil after the incident took place.
“Denzel [Washington] said to me a few minutes ago, ‘At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you,’” Will revealed. “I want to be a vessel for love.”
The father of three, then continued to explain why he reacted that way and apologized to the Academy. He also compared himself to Richard Williams and how he defended his family.
“Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. At this time in my life, at this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world,” Smith said with tears streaming down his face.
Later on, both Will Smith and Chris Rock made a public apology to each other for the way they acted during the Oscars. They both admitted that they were out of line with their joke and their reaction during that night.
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Reference: Christian Today