Will Smith breaks down in tears during Oscars acceptance speech
In what will surely be remembered as one of the most shocking and talked-about moments in showbiz history, Will Smith hit Chris Rock during last night’s Oscars and sent the internet into total meltdown.
The reactions have come in thick and fast, with people racing to get their jokes, memes and hot takes live.
"Everyone at the Oscar’s when Will Smith assaulted Chris Rock on national television,” the picture was captioned by one social media user.
Only, the picture wasn’t from last night’s awards at all. Instead, it was from the infamous moment back in 2017 which saw La La Land incorrectly announced as the winner of Best Picture instead of Moonlight.
Social media users pointed out that the image is in fact from 2017Twitter/@siushi
It’s not the only image that has been used out of context, either. A picture of a visibly shocked Nicole Kidman has also been doing the rounds on social media, with some claiming it was a reaction to the moment Smith hit Rock.
Nicole Kidman reacting to the Chris Rock and Will Smith incident at the #Oscars . A NEW MEME IS BORN.pic.twitter.com/X19AE19OUv