When Will Smith approached Chris Rock at the Oscars to assault him for making a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, many people wondered to themselves, “What if Ricky Gervais was there?” Rick has hosted the Golden Globes five times and is known for making jokes about every major Hollywood figure without ever being harassed.
Ricky Gervais Always Tops The List For Hosting The Academy Awards
His satires on Hollywood superstars are so well-known that every year, millions of fans petition the Academy to have Ricky Gervais host the Oscars. Ricky, on the other hand, has stated that he will only host the Oscars if he is allowed to say whatever he wants. Based on the circumstances of this year’s ceremony, the academy is unlikely to invite any comedian. So, someone as notorious as Ricky Gervais has a very thin chance of hosting the event again.
Everyone was waiting for Ricky, the maestro of Hollywood roasting, to respond to Will Smith’s onslaught on Chris Rock. And as usual, he did not disappoint. Ricky cleverly gets the point over with simply a retweet, referencing his masterwork ‘The Office’ and his most iconic character, David Brent.
Ricky uploaded this tweet from the ‘@davidbrentmovie’ account. He created this account when he reprised his highly renowned David Brent persona for a film. In this tweet, he seems to be discussing someone’s wife having alopecia. Jada Smith, Will Smith’s wife, has alopecia, which causes her hair to fall out. Will Smith reacted violently after Chris Rock made jokes about her hair loss.
Meanwhile, after violently assaulting a comic for making a joke, the Academy decided to award Will Smith the Oscar for best actor.
What Had Happened Between Will Smith And Chris Rock?
When accepting the prize for the finest documentary feature, Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith. Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s baldness, saying he couldn’t wait for “G.I. Jane 2.”
Pinkett Smith has previously talked regarding alopecia, a disorder in which the body attacks its follicles, causing hair loss.
Following the statement, Smith walked to the stage and seemed to punch Rock before retreating to his place and yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—-g mouth!”