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Dwayne Johnson Finally Breaks Silence on Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

Published 07/29/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Will Smith and Dwayne Johnson, two well-known Hollywood actors, have recently been the focus of much media attention. While DJ has been making news with his new projects, Smith was in the headlines for an infamous incident. Notably, talks about The Rock taking over Smith’s iconic part from Aladdin 2 also are going on in the aftermath of the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars slap incident.

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Indeed, social media went crazy the night that incident occurred, and there were numerous reactions from famous people all over the world. Moreover, even months after the event, discussion of it is still going on. And this time, the close buddies from Hollywood, The Rock and Kevin Hart, have spoken out about it.


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In case you don’t know, The Great One and Hart are currently on the road of the promotions as their movie DC League of Super-Pets hit the theatres on 29th July, i.e. today. 

As part of the promotional efforts, they need to take part in dozens of interviews across various media. Likewise, they were in conversation with Richard from Good Morning Britain. During the chat, Richard asks The Rock and Hart about their opinion on the Will Smith- Chris Rock incident.

The Oscar 2022 incident: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s reaction

Hart and Smith are well-known for having a strong bond and will soon work together on the remake of the classic film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Similarly, The Rock and Smith are known to have a close relationship since Smith stated in an interview that he enjoys working with The Rock.

However, since DJ is rumored to grab the Aladdin 2 from Smith, the fans have been eagerly waiting for the response to Smith’s Oscar incident.


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Reacting to the incident Dwayne Johnson stated, “when that happened I was in Hawaii. And then my phone started blowing up. And I didn’t believe it when my phone was blowing up and the first person I called was Kevin. I was like, man, let’s talk about this.”

Whereas Kevin Hart stated, “I don’t think there’s a reaction. I think it’s the same as anybody else. You know it’s a shocking moment. One is unfortunate, it’s something I’m glad that is now behind, just our, I know both parties, so I’m glad that it’s over and I’m glad that the conversation is dying right.”


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The BFFs’ first shock was as typical as many people’s reactions. Additionally, Hart claims he is glad that the controversy is slowing down. Undoubtedly, the event was regrettable, and as a result, Smith lost out on several important projects, with one of them reportedly going to none other than The Rock.

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Adarsh Ojha


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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.
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