“This is a favour”- When Trevor Noah Had a Peculiar Take On Will Smith’s Oscar Ban

Published 10/03/2022, 12:30 AM EDT

Will Smith is one of the most popular actors ever. He is a living legend and has accomplished various achievements during his lifetime. Over the years, the Men In Black actor starred in various iconic roles, making him one of the most sought-after actors in the industry today. While he certainly enjoys a massive fan following, Smith has also found himself in various disputes and controversies at many points of his acting career.

One of his recent controversies at the Oscars created a huge buzz over the internet. The Pursuit of Happiness actor slapped the host Chris Rock on stage. Shortly after, it became a hot topic and fans can’t get enough of the drama that evolved out of it. While a plethora of celebrities condemned the I am Legend actor’s behaviour, The Daily Show host had a peculiar take on the issue.


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Trevor Noah on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

The Will Smith-Chris Rock incident at the Oscars sparked a huge controversy, with people condemning the actor for his behavior. While Smith became a subject to criticism from various celebrities, comedian Trevor Noah saw it as a blessing in disguise. On one of the episodes of The Daily Show, Noah talked about how the Oscar ban on Smith was not so severe if you think about it. The comedian confessed, how, despite being banned, Smith could still win Oscars. Furthermore Noah said, “So, in many ways this is not a punishment. Yeah it is a favor.” 

Elsewhere in the video, Noah admitted how the King Richard actor does not have to get dressed and sit through a bunch of boring awards. Moreover, the talk show host even mocked the different categories of awards at the Oscars. Interestingly, Noah even yelled, “I wish I could get banned from the Emmys.”

Some people defend the King Richard actor

While Trevor Noah joked around the Will Smith incident at the Oscars, a number of individuals came to Smith’s support. Various tweets followed criticising Chris Rock for his insensitive joke on Jada Pinkett Smith.


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However, shortly after, Will took to his Instagram apologizing for the Chris Rock incident.


Amidst all the controversies, Will Smith won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’s father, Richard, in the tennis biopic King Richard


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Hamza Qazi

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Hamza Qazi is a writer for Netflix junkie. He is currently a second year student pursuing B.com Honors.