In a video obtained by TMZ, Will Smith is shown teaching a young fan – reportedly named Chris – how to perform a fake slap.
After young Chris asked Smith how the fake fights work in his films, Smith called him up to demonstrate. This interaction was actually very sweet and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the moment… However, the same may not be said for the hilariously similar slap received by Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.
Watch young Chris learn how to perform a fake slap:
Watch Chris Rock get slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars:
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 28, 2022
Many on social media are claiming the slap was fake. Watch the videos below.
You be the judge…
BREAKING NEWS: THE WHOLE THING MAY HAVE BEEN FAKE. IT'S NOT ADDING UP. I DON'T HEAR A SLAP SOUND. IT'S MORE OF A THUD. I AM OFFICIALLY SUSPICIOUS!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/9wYnr89xeW
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) March 28, 2022
Here it is slowed down:
Faker than a $3 bill lmao pic.twitter.com/XSpu7spKO5
— Brandon ॐ🕊 (@worldlydonali) March 28, 2022
Finally, this close up image shows both Chris Rock and Will Smith smiling after the so-called altercation:
I always smile when I’m mad enough to slap someone.
& real men punch, not slap. pic.twitter.com/6v6VNS1rr4
— Sheri 15.0, Elon’s Future EA🙋🏼♀️ (@SheriMAGAA) March 28, 2022