Nearly three weeks have passed since Will Smith infamously slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, but the moment will remain iconic forever.
The incident happened last Sunday evening as Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia, causing a furious reaction from Smith.
The actor stood up, walked on stage and slapped Rock, before returning to his seat and shouting at him. Now, that moment has become a popular tattoo.
Trending tattoo media across the world have already reported on people asking tattoo artists for the moment to be inked onto them.”I thought, let’s do it, it’s hilarious.
It’s quite small and discreet – if it wasn’t I probably wouldn’t have done it,” one tattoo artist in the United Kingdom said.”It’s a weird, interesting and crazy thing – I don’t think there’s a right or wrong side, it’s just an interesting thing some celebrities have done.
“Another, Oscar Aguilar Jr, shared a video of a similar tattoo on a client in New Jersey, in the United States.
In Italy, artist Giovanni Bracciodieta posted a picture of another tattoo of the moment on Instagram alongside an anti-violence message.
Smith punished following his award for best actor for his role in King Richard, Smith is now battling to save his career and has been banned for 10 years by the Academy.
“The Board of Governors has decided, for a period of 10 years, from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” a statement published by the Academy on Friday announced.
“We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.
Smith will keep his Oscar for his role in “King Richard. “It came after Smith had already previously announced his resignation from the Academy, surrendering his right to vote in any future awards.