- US actor Sean Penn lashed out at Will Smith's slap on the wrist for the Oscars assault scandal
- The actor was jailed in 1987 for a similar incident with an extra on the set of the film Colors
- Sean Penn said he met Will Smith before and thought he was a great person but was shocked at his behaviour
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Sean Penn was angered at the fact that Will Smith got out scot-free for the Oscars slap incident.
Sean Penn reacts to the Oscars slap
The King Richard's star slapped Chris Rock, who was the host of the Academy Awards in 2022. This was after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
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Sean Penn questioned why Will Smith received a slap on the wrist for the Oscars assault scandal and not jail time — like he did for a similar incident in 1987.
The actor was jailed for punching an extra in the film Colors.
“Why did I go to f— jail for what you just did? And you’re still sitting there?"
Sean Penn questions why people applauded the incident
The award-winning actor said he met Will Smith before and thought he was a great person but was shocked at his behaviour. He made mention of the fact that people stood there and did nothing to help Chris Rock.
“So why the f— did you just spit on yourself and everybody else with this stupid f— thing? Why are you guys standing and applauding his worst moment as a person?”
Will Smith turned to his wife Jada, after Oscars incident
YEN.com.gh previously reported that Hollywood actor Will Smith issued a video apologising to Chris Rock for assaulting him on stage. He noted that turned to his gorgeous wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and their children for healing.
Many fans of the star were comforted to see he had moved on and put the incident behind him.
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