How celebrities and Hollywood stars reacted to Will Smith and Chris Rock’s squabble at the Oscars.

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s onstage brawl at the Oscars on Sunday was the highlight of the 94th annual awards show, drawing a barrage of emotions from the astonished audience inside the Dolby Theatre to televised viewers to celebrities, including standup comedians and Hollywood stars.

Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, when he referred to her as “G.I. Jane,” prompting Smith to take the stage. In response to the joke, Pinkett Smith was spotted rolling her eyes. (The actress has also been candid about her baldness, which she was diagnosed with a few years ago.)

Soon after Rock’s joke, the King Richard star, who later apologized to the Academy during his Best Actor acceptance speech and alluded to the altercation, could be seen yelling at Rock once he returned to his seat: “Leave my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth.”

The tense exchange between Smith and Rock elicited a mixed response on social media, as it overshadowed the rest of the night. While some people backed Smith, others were outraged that he went so far.

Will Packer, the Oscars producer, came to Twitter after the program to react to a memorable awards show, ostensibly referencing to the Smith-Rock brawl:  “Welp…I said it wouldn’t be boring.”

Smith’s slap enraged stand-up comedians, who claimed it created a dangerous door for future hecklers or people dissatisfied with a joke. Kathy Griffin reacted to the situation with a tweet,  “Let me tell you something it’s 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.”

Below are some of the reactions from some celebrities

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