Will Smith demonstrated his slapping technique on a little boy during King Richard Q&A in November

By | March 29, 2022

Disgraced Oscar winner Will Smith demonstrated his slapping technique on a little boy named Chris during a Q&A at a Variety-sponsored King Richard screening at the DGA Theater Complex in LA on November 11.

The masked little boy wanted to know exactly how the 53-year-old West Philly native ‘fakes being hit and beat up’ in the movies.

‘Alright, come here. C’mon. Come on up!’ Will (born Willard) said.

Disgraced Oscar winner Will Smith demonstrated his slapping technique on a little boy named Chris during a Q&A at a Variety-sponsored King Richard screening at the DGA Theater Complex in LA on November 11

‘I’m going to [clap my hands together] and you just turn your head when I go. And don’t fall down the steps.’

At that point, Smith’s concerned castmate Aunjuane Ellis stepped in to reposition Chris so he didn’t fall down the small staircase leading to the stage.

‘Mama instincts kicked in, thank you Aunjanue,’ the four-time Grammy winner smiled.

After practicing his stage combat a couple times with the child, Will said: ‘And then you just put it in a scene. So I need you to say, “Hey man, where’s my money?”‘

'Alright, come here.  C'mon.  Come on up!'  The masked little boy wanted to know exactly how the 53-year-old West Philly native 'fakes being hit and beat up' in the movies

‘Alright, come here. C’mon. Come on up!’ The masked little boy wanted to know exactly how the 53-year-old West Philly native ‘fakes being hit and beat up’ in the movies

Will said: 'I'm going to [clap my hands together] and you just turn your head when I go'

Will said: ‘I’m going to [clap my hands together] and you just turn your head when I go’

After practicing his stage combat a couple times with the child, Smith said: 'And then you just put it in a scene.  So I need you to say, "Hey man, where's my money?",

After practicing his stage combat a couple times with the child, Smith said: ‘And then you just put it in a scene. So I need you to say, “Hey man, where’s my money?”‘

'Where's my money?'  The four-time Grammy winner then pretended to slap the boy and gave him a high five and a fist bump as the audience of 500 voters applauded

‘Where’s my money?’ The four-time Grammy winner then pretended to slap the boy and gave him a high five and a fist bump as the audience of 500 voters applauded

Chris (born Christopher) repeated: ‘Where’s my money?’

Smith then pretended to slap the boy and gave him a high five and a fist bump as the audience of 500 voters applauded.

The unearthed footage came the day after the Bel-Air executive producer issued a lawyer and publicist-approved apology for his violent assault against Chris Rock via Instagram with the comments turned off.

‘Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,’ Will – who boasts 251.4M social media followers – wrote in his statement.

'My behavior was unacceptable and inexcusable': The unearthed footage came the day after Will issued a lawyer and publicist-approved apology for his violent assault against Chris Rock via Instagram with the comments turned off

‘My behavior was unacceptable and inexcusable’: The unearthed footage came the day after Will issued a lawyer and publicist-approved apology for his violent assault against Chris Rock via Instagram with the comments turned off

She suffers from alopecia: The 57-year-old comedian was presenting the trophy for best documentary when he joked about Smith's 50-year-old wife (R) starring in a sequel to Ridley Scott's 1997 movie GI Jane

She suffers from alopecia: The 57-year-old comedian was presenting the trophy for best documentary when he joked about Smith’s 50-year-old wife (R) starring in a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1997 movie GI Jane

Security did not escort him out of the building: The Bel-Air executive producer was laughing until he saw Jada's uncomfortable reaction to the wisecrack and then stormed the stage and slapped Chris (L) across the face in retaliation

Security did not escort him out of the building: The Bel-Air executive producer was laughing until he saw Jada’s uncomfortable reaction to the wisecrack and then stormed the stage and slapped Chris (L) across the face in retaliation

Kept his composure: Rock - who was reportedly unaware of Pinkett's hair loss - has six months to decide whether to press formal charges for his very public assault, and ticket prices have surged for his 38-date Ego Death World Tour

Kept his composure: Rock – who was reportedly unaware of Pinkett’s hair loss – has six months to decide whether to press formal charges for his very public assault, and ticket prices have surged for his 38-date Ego Death World Tour

‘Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about [my wife] Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be.

‘There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us. I am a work in progress.’

The 57-year-old comedian was presenting the trophy for best documentary when he joked about Smith’s 50-year-old wife – who suffers from alopecia – starring in a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1997 movie GI Jane.

The Will co-author was laughing until he saw Jada’s uncomfortable reaction to the wisecrack and then stormed the stage and slapped Chris across the face in retaliation. Security did not escort him out of the building.

Getting jiggy with it!  Will's apology seemed much more like damage control considering his gaslit acceptance speech condoning violence, and how unbothered he was singing along to his own songs at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills

Getting jiggy with it! Will’s apology seemed much more like damage control considering his gaslit acceptance speech condoning violence, and how unbothered he was singing along to his own songs at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills

Smith joked, 'You can't invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere,' and his 23-year-old son Jaden was so proud of his blatant assault in front of millions of viewers, he tweeted: 'And that's how we do it '

Smith joked, ‘You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere,’ and his 23-year-old son Jaden was so proud of his blatant assault in front of millions of viewers, he tweeted: ‘And that’s how we do it ‘

The Academy 'condemned' the Will co-author's actions and 'have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct and California law'

The Academy ‘condemned’ the Will co-author’s actions and ‘have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct and California law’

Rock – who was reportedly unaware of Pinkett’s hair loss – has six months to decide whether to press formal charges for his very public assault, and ticket prices have surged for his 38-date Ego Death World Tour.

Will’s apology seemed much more like damage control considering his gaslit acceptance speech condoning violence, and how unbothered he was singing along to his own songs at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills.

Smith joked, ‘You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere,’ and his 23-year-old son Jaden was so proud of his blatant assault in front of millions of viewers, he tweeted: ‘And that’s how we do it.’

The Academy ‘condemned’ the Welcome to Earth host’s actions and ‘have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our bylaws, standards of conduct and California law.’

Canceled?  And while Will could be ejected from the organization, the biggest loser might end up being Reinaldo Marcus Green's critically-acclaimed biopic on Venus and Serena Williams' tennis coach father Richard

Canceled? And while Will could be ejected from the organization, the biggest loser might end up being Reinaldo Marcus Green’s critically-acclaimed biopic on Venus and Serena Williams’ tennis coach father Richard

Lost the plot: The film has only earned $38.1M of its $50M budget back at the global box office, and many HBO Max subscribers might avoid streaming it after the whole horrifying debacle

Lost the plot: The film has only earned $38.1M of its $50M budget back at the global box office, and many HBO Max subscribers might avoid streaming it after the whole horrifying debacle

And while Will could be ejected from the organization, the biggest loser might end up being Reinaldo Marcus Green’s critically-acclaimed biopic on Venus and Serena Williams’ tennis coach father Richard.

The film has only earned $38.1M of its $50M budget back at the global box office, and many HBO Max subscribers might avoid streaming it after the whole horrifying debacle.

Smith has six upcoming projects – including hosting Lukas Kaiser’s comedian docuseries This Joka and starring as Peter in Antoine Fuqua’s action thriller Emancipation.

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