Denzel Washington broke his silence after witnessing Will Smith slap Chris Rock on stage during the ceremony at Oscars 2022.
The 67-year-old actor described his feelings from the drama-filled night as he appeared with the author and pastor Jacques TD as part of its International Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
“There’s a saying when the devil ignores you, then you know you’re doing something wrong,” Washington said at the April 2 event, per The envelope. “The devil says, ‘Oh no, leave him alone, that’s my favorite.’ Conversely, when the devil comes after you, it may be because he’s trying to do something right, and for some reason the devil got a hold of him that night.
On the March 27 show, Rock made a joke G.I. Jane smith wife joke, Jada Pinkett Smith—who suffers from alopecia—leads the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum to load the stage and slap the comedian in the face. Once he got back to his seat, Smith yelled twice, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.