- Paresh Rawal says comedians are at risk
- Comedian Chris Rock was assaulted by Will Smith on OScars stage
- Ukrainian Prez Zelensky fights Russian forces as they continue to invade Ukraine
Paresh Rawal thinks comedians are at risk. To validate his point, he named comedians Chris Rock and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in a Twitter post. Rawal’s post comes after the controversial Oscar night, where actor Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across his face after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head.
“Comedians are in Danger everywhere , be it Chris or Zelensky,” Rawal wrote on his verified Twitter account. what followed was a series of hilarious reactions from fans. “Congratulations @kunalkamra88 someone spoke up for you,” wrote a user, while another said, “But some comedians are sweet like you sir.” Several others wrote names of different political leaders on the former member of the Lok Sabha’s social media post.
The altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock happened when Rock took the stage to present the best documentary award and made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith being in a sequel to ‘G.I. Jane’. Pinkett Smith has been open about the fact that she has alopecia, which causes hair loss. Smith then ran on stage, slapping Rock and quickly returning to his seat. “Keep my wife’s name out of your f******* mouth!” Smith yelled twice he was seated.
The moment stunned viewers, who took to social media as it wasn’t immediately clear whether the altercation was a skit or not. Just a few moments later, Smith won the Oscar for best actor for his performance in “King Richard.” In his speech, he apologised to the Academy and his fellow nominees, but did not address Rock. Later, he apologised to Rock with a public apology.
Talking about Ukrainian president Zelensky, Ukraine and Russia have been at war for weeks now. Delegations from Ukraine and Russia have arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul to begin a new round of peace talks from Tuesday aimed at ending the ongoing war. The in-person talks slated to begin at 10.30 a.m. (local time, about 1 p.m. IST), will be hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Dolmabahce Presidential Working Office in Istanbul’s Besiktas district, reports Xinhua news agency.