Will Packer, the producer of the Oscars, explains how he experienced the assault of Will Smith
Good Morning America has had the opportunity to speak with one of those responsible for the Oscar Awards about what happened in the 94th edition.
Several days later, Will Smith 's aggression caused Chris Rock during the Oscar Awards 94th edition resumes being the main topic of conversation within the film industry. The Academy is currently investigating the winner of Best Actor for The Williams Method. Although he has apologized for what he did, and the comedian finally did not denounce the artist after slapping him for making a joke about his wife's alopecia, Hollywood has expressed its rejection of Smith. The most forceful statement has been released by Jim Carrey , who cataloged the gala attendees as cowards for not stopping the feet of the protagonist of Wild Wild West .
Gradually, the pieces of the puzzle fit together, and more and more data appears that until now was unknown at that moment. Even Jada Pinkett Smith published a message on social networks breaking her silence after what happened, although to tell the truth, they were undoubtedly not the statements that the world expected. With the waters, a little calmer and with Chris Rock even opening up to talk about the matter, Will Packer, producer of the Oscar Awards , has made a talk with Good Morning America to clear up unknowns about this whole issue.
In the first place, it seems that he believed that Will Smith's slap was a gag, agreed with Chris Rock since the actor walked steadily across the stage to the comedian, and he did not move at any time. "I thought this was something Chris and Will did on their own… We hadn't practiced it." Also, when Smith returned to his seat, he was laughing, just like Rock did after taking the hit. It wasn't until the artist cried out, " Keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth ," that there was no reaction.
In short, the bottom line is that Packer had no idea Smith's slap wasn't a joke until the actor started yelling from his seat, and Rock confirmed it for him offstage. The joke that the comedian told about Smith's wife was not planned, but Rock was not following the script too much either , so it was seen as normal. Finally, it is still up in the air if the real possibility was held that Will Smith would be expelled from the ceremony, even arrested. It remains to be seen how the matter evolves and what finally happens with that Oscar for Best Actor, although Rock has not wanted to denounce it.