Howard Stern rips Will Smith as 'INSANE' & claims star shows 'signs of mental illness' after Chris Rock Oscars slap
HOWARD Stern ripped Will Smith as “insane” and claimed the star shows “signs of mental illness” after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The 68-year-old shared his thoughts on the controversial moment during Monday's episode of his SiriusXM show.
After Chris, 57, poked fun at Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, Will, 53, defended his wife by storming the stage and slapping the presenter in the face.
Howard revealed his thoughts on the topic, sharing: "This is a sign of great mental illness when you can’t control your impulse.
“Not only that, it was hardly an insulting joke. It was not even a good joke.”
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During his speech, Chris said Jada, 50, should star in a G.I. Jane sequel due to her shaved hairstyle.
However, many people were offended by the joke because the actress has been open about her battle with alopecia – which has caused her to lose her hair.
Howard continued: “The joke, quite frankly, was beneath Chris Rock. It was a throwaway. You look like G.I. Jane.”
The radio host then argued Will portrayed himself as "a guy who’s got real issues."
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Howard said: "He didn’t think twice about what he was about to do.
"Now that’s crazy when you can’t contain yourself like that.”
After Howard described Chris as a "gentle soul" and "not a fighter," he slammed Will by calling the Oscar winner “clearly insane.”
He said: “Poor Chris Rock is a comedian and just trying to get through the day to make the f**king people laugh at that horrible ceremony.
"[Rock is] so fast comedy-wise, he actually covered and made a joke and said, 'Gee, best Oscars yet.'"
Howard added: “He was able to comment outside of what just happened to him and then he got flustered. He got f**ked over.”
The radio host went on to defend Chris by arguing that the presenter's joke wasn't offensive.
He said: “He got up and he compared Jada Pinkett Smith to one of the most beautiful women in the world, Demi Moore.
“You don’t hit people over speech, certainly not at the Academy Awards, and Will Smith’s got to contain himself.”
Howard went on to argue Will should've been held accountable for his actions, stating: "Here’s Hollywood that’s so outraged by every little thing.
"Not one person got up and said, hold on, we got an out-of-control situation here."
He continued: "How this guy was allowed to sit there for the rest of the awards, and he’s laughing it up and having a good time with his wife.
"What he did was he just assaulted Chris Rock.”
Later during the episode, Howard said Will only went after Chris because he's much bigger than the presenter.
The radio host said: “If Jason Momoa would have made that joke, Will, like a b***h, would have sat there in his seat.
"He would have said, 'Thank you for acknowledging my wife, Mr. Momoa.'"
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While Chris said he's not pressing charges for the assault, Howard argued that Will should have been arrested.
He said: “Why does he have to press charges? We saw it on live TV with our own eyes."
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