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After actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars, social media posts spread a set of photos of actors that their publishers claimed showed their reaction to this behavior.
However, the claim is wrong, as the photos of the actors were all taken in 2017, when it was wrongly announced that “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight” won the Best Picture Oscar.
The post includes a photo of a group of 15 small photos of well-known actors, all looking astonished.
The post’s publishers commented, “The Oscars party’s stars reacted to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock.”
The spread of these publications in Arabic and other languages began on March 28, 2022 after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock on the stage of the Academy Awards, after Rock taunted the shaved head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia areata, which causes hair loss. She previously publicly revealed years ago that she suffers from it.
Smith suddenly rose to the stage and slapped Rock hard in the face, to the astonishment of the audience in the hall and the spectators who watched the evening from their homes.
However, the pictures have nothing to do with any reaction to this incident, according to what was published by “AFP”.
These pictures have nothing to do with what happened at the last Academy Awards ceremony, but rather they were all filmed in 2017, the moment the Academy Award for Best Picture was announced.
It was by mistake at the time that the movie “La La Land” was announced as the winner of the Best Picture award. The team of this film noticed the mistake that had occurred and announced that “Moonlight” had won this award, which raised eyebrows among the actors present.
All the reactions can be seen in the video posted on the Academy Awards’ YouTube channel at the time.