Watch Will Smith slap Chris Rock at the Oscars

Will Smith just slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars for mocking his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The single most awkward moment at The Oscars just occurred.

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Comedian Chris Rock was presenting the award for Best Documentary and, as expected, cracking jokes at the expense of various members of the audience.

However, Rock turned his attention to Jada Pinkett Smith, who was there with her husband Will Smith, and that's when things got serious.

Rock joked that that he was looking forward to seeing "G.I. Jane 2" - a fictitious movie. In G.I. Jane, Demi Moore shaved her head during her try out for the Navy SEALs. Pinkett Smith has recently made public her battle with alopecia and subsequent hair loss.

As you can see in the clip above, Pinkett Smith rolls her eyes at Rock, while Smith can initially be seen grinning. However, he then stands up, walks onto the stage, and slaps Chris Rock in the mouth.

After walking back into the audience, Smith then tells Rock to keep his wife's name out of his mouth, twice.

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Rock then says "I'm going to, OK" and, after regaining his composure, carries on with his duties.

Some were questioning whether or not the event was staged, but it appears to be genuine. During the following commercial break, Denzel Washington was apparently seen comforting Smith.

Later in the evening, Smith won his first Oscar, for Best Actor, for his performance in King Richard. You can see part of his acceptance speech below.

Whether you think what Smith or Rock did was right or not, we will be hearing about this for some time to come.

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