Will Smith hits Chris Rock – BBC News Review reviews

April 25, 2022

Will Smith hit Chris Rock at the Oscar ceremonies on Sunday night. This was after Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will’s wife.

Shortly after, Will Smith won an award for Best Actor and used his speech to say sorry to the organisers, the Academy.

Rob and Roy look at the vocabulary used in the headlines about this story.

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Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:32 – Story
1:40 – Headline 1: Will Smith’s confrontation with Chris Rock overshadows his long-held Oscar dreams
4:58 – Headline 2: Oscars 2022: Chris Rock won’t press charges against Will Smith, police say
8:12 – Headline 3: Will Smith slammed for NOT apologizing to Chris Rock in Oscars acceptance speech minutes after punching him during fight
10:43 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
causes something to seem less important

* Violent protests have overshadowed the political event.
* Jorge left the company because he felt overshadowed by one of his colleagues.

press charges
file a police report

* Julia decided to press charges against her sister for crashing the car.
* I do not wish to press charges. I want to move on.

criticised strongly

* He was slammed for his rudeness at the party.
* The advertising campaign was slammed for its insensitivity.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2022/unit-1/session-12

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  1. That's hot news in today's newspapers everywhere and I like your news review on this matter, which is eye-catching to their film lovers and fans got topic to learn new things as well ♨

  2. Reply
    Navruz Madibragimov April 25, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Always interesting themes! Like!

  3. Nếu thích bản cover này của Đức Phúc thì hãy chia sẻ thật nhiều ạ. Ekip sẽ có động lực tiếp tục ra mắt nhiều ca khúc tiếp theo nè ❤

  4. lạ ghê :>>

  5. cái này chắc lâu lắm rồi

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    410711043 林采琪英語學系 April 25, 2022 at 3:03 am

    😂😂Oh…I thought this channel was going to analyze something about Will's action lol~ But I learned some new words instead 🤗

  7. You both are Great Teachers! Thanks 😊❤

  8. nghe mà ưng hết cả tai , đức phúc cover mãi đỉnh

  9. BBC overshadows all the learning english ways by its simple routs

  10. Oh my God I'm learning english insults with Will Smith.

  11. Could you explain slammed expression

  12. Love this video, thank you so much, been using it for my classes

  13. I do really like this method

  14. Sorry i cant get properly the word SLAMMED can anyone explain for me.

  15. Slammed means criticise strongly. Overshadow means make something less important. Press charge: official complaint

  16. Thank you for your good work

  17. Thank you.

  18. Rock or any comedians should be sensitive while cracking joke. Jada Pinkett Smith has her own personal health issues & anyone in the right state of mind, don't crack a joke which will bring pain or insult to others which the rock did.

    Sometimes words are more damaging than physical assaults.

    Will Smith should not had gone with physical assault & should have opted a verbal way for resorting. But then everyone has their own set of mental status & limitations on what & how they can handle situations.

    Cris Rock is equality or to be blamed more for this incident. He should know to use words wisely & know on which to crack jokes.. Someone elses trauma is not a joke for others.

    If this irresponsible joke was not made, then this slapping incident wouldn't have happened.

    But again, The way Chris handled & went on with the show after the slap is very appreciable.

  19. This embarrassing farrago isn't really about Will Smith, who is taking the blame here – it' really all about his wife, who has slithered off, martyred and victimized. The focus here needs to be on her, and her part in this. Will Smith is done now. And in my opinion, his wife is responsible.

  20. The Los Angeles Police department said they are ready to arrest Will Smith for Battery. Legally speaking Will broke the Law, however, the remark made by Chris was in my opinion also a violation of law. Fighting words constitute disturbing the peace. By Using language which is inherently likely to cause a violent reaction.

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  22. OSCAR is one the most important reward of film but Will Smith ' punching action has slammed for them to rebound of the standard strategy to evaluate who is deserved for the prize.

  23. You both made a good team! very clear and well explained with a bit of sense of humour in it which makes the whole clip easy to get it.

  24. Will clearly was laughing until he saw his wife's reaction to the joke. The slap and him shouting profanities afterwards cheapened the event

  25. Will Smith laughs at the joke, then feels guilty and knows he's in for a very moody, 'how-could-you-betray-me-like-that-by-laughing?' ride home in the limo. So Smith then slaps Rock to save his own skin and feel good about himself (see: guilt complex about not defending his mother as subconscious trigger). Look at the expression of empowerment on his face; you think that's for for his wife? The shouting and swearing were done to reinforce and validate the 'authenticity' of his reaction as being motivated by sympathy. It was not. Will Smith was basically saving his own skin, which is what his acceptance speech was about. If he and his wife had just left in silence and refused to receive the Oscar for best actor, then THAT would have been worthy of a standing ovation

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    nguyễn võ thế sang April 25, 2022 at 3:03 am

    thank u

  27. We know how the film industry treats domestic violence, I wonder what will it do with the violence on the stage?

  28. Reply
    Anna Paola Lamberti April 25, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Sorry, instead of "slammed" shoudn't be "was slammed?

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