March 28th, 2022, a day many may have considered an ordinary day, was quite the opposite. It was a night to remember, as the host of the evening, Chris Rock, did his very best to entertain his audience even at the expense of a few of his guests.
As the eyes of the world watched Will Smith, one of the nominees, jump out of his seat and walk up to the stage and smack Chris Rock across the face after the latter made a funny remark about Smith‘s wife.
Rock, who held his composure, went on to play it down while Smith, back at his seat, began to swear.
Many who watched that night were utterly confused and surprised. But Smith, who eventually accepted his first Oscar win that same night, received a standing ovation from the crowd.
The saying is true: “The Show Must Go On.”
By Adina Sarah Abraham