In case you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended) for the past few days, the actor stepped onto the stage on Sunday night and hit the comedian following a joke he'd made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me,” Rock said at the time, before Smith shouted: “Keep my wife's name, out of your f***ing mouth."
Within seconds, the internet was sent into full on meltdown, with social media coming into their own with memes, jokes and reactions.
Drake's Instagram response to Will Smith slap is the strangest one yetGetty Images
The slap provoked a huge reaction and it wasn’t long before a selection of social media users were claiming the incident was fake, and QAnon believers were sharing one of the strangest theories we’ve ever heard, too.
Smith said sorry following the incident, which came after Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s shaven head which is a result of alopecia.
“I was out of line and I was wrong,” Smith said, in an apology addressed specifically to Rock and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In his message, the King Richard star said he understood that jokes were part of his life as a public figure, and that “violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive”.
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