Kathy Griffin wasn’t laughing after Will Smith’s Oscars outburst.
Smith went onstage and hit Chris Rock after the comic made a joke about Smith’s wife during the Academy Awards telecast.
Jada Pinkett Smith has alopecia, which causes hair loss and caused Jada to shave her head. When Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith starring in a sequel to “G.I. Jane” — a 1997 film in which star Demi Moore sported a shaved head — Smith hit Rock.
The U.S. telecast cut the audio as Smith went back to his seat, but overseas viewers — and anyone with even passable lip-reading skills — knew Smith said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f---ing mouth!”
Griffin, in a tweet, worried other comedians could face reprisal from people who don’t like a joke.
“Let me tell you something,” Griffin tweeted, “it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a Comedian. Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters.”
Shortly after the shocking incident, Smith won best actor for “King Richard.”
In his speech, Smith apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees, but not to Rock.