Jeremy Piven Defends Chris Rock After Will Smith Oscar Altercation

“Extra’s” Katie Krause spoke with Jeremy Piven at the 2022 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party, where he reacted to Chris Rock and Will Smith’s altercation at the Academy Awards.

Earlier in the night, Will went onstage and slapped Chris, who had poked fun at Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, saying he was looking forward to “G.I Jane 2.”

Piven said, “If you remember, Chris hosted the Oscars and brilliantly… I just remember it was just kind of like better than anyone, and Chris is a comic genius that has been doing it for many decades and the premise being that these, indeed, are jokes.”

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