The filmmaker was one of the ones rallying around Smith in the wake of the shocking moment. Perry also defended his own actions, saying he wasn't "comforting" Smith but "de-escalating" the situation.
Chris Rock's mother, Rose Rock, told local South Carolina station WIS-TV she initially thought the moment was staged
Will Smith posed for snapshots with a few fans, including one airport security guard, when he arrived at a private airport in Mumbai on Saturday
From Will Smith slapping Chris Rock to getting death threats over the Kirsten Dunst seat-filler bit, the comedian candidly answered Howard Stern's many questions on the topic on his SiriusXM radio show Wednesday.
David Oyelowo worries that Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars "will have a negative effect on the ongoing push for inclusion" in Hollywood.
The actress, who played Will's younger cousin Ashley Banks, shared her thoughts about his outburst after taking a week to digest the shocking moment. She said what he did was wrong, but she still believes in him.
Amy Schumer calls the slap seen around the world — Will Smith hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars — a "f***ing bummer."
Slow Horses might not reinvent the wheel, but it does give audiences a genuinely great actor breathing life into a unique literary creation.
Will Packer said the police were prepared to arrest Smith and that he didn't speak with him at all on the day of the Oscars.
Pedro Almodóvar, who was sitting a few feet from the Smiths at the Oscars, gives his take on "the violent episode."
Wanda Sykes says the Academy's handling of Will Smith was "gross" and that she's disappointed by "the industry itself.
"He is a very even, people person," said Carolyn Smith, 85. "I've never seen him do that."
Morgan claimed he would have also stepped up to defend his wife after Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia.
The actor was Gettin' Jiggy with his Academy Award for Best Actor as he partied the night away following his attack on Chris Rock at the ceremony.
Jaden Smith has faced criticism for his response to the moment at the 2022 Oscars where his father Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage.
Read Will Smith's emotional Oscar speech which he gave moments after hitting Chris Rock on stage.
After Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars for insulting his wife Jada, an old joke he made in 2016 began to resurface.
Audiences at home and in the Dolby Theater were stunned after the apparently real exchange.