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Will Smith’s son Jaden sparks backlash as he praises dad for punching Chris Rock

Will Smith’s son Jaden has spoken out after his dad stormed on stage and smacked Chris Rock in the face at the 2022 Oscars.

The 23-year-old took to Twitter after the prestigious awards ceremony and shared his reaction to the incident with his 8 million followers.

The rapper defended his dad's actions and simply penned: “And That’s How We Do It.”

The actor also posted a selfie with the caption “My dad’s speech made me cry” however has since deleted it from his feed.

Twitter users were quick to flock to his comments section to display their feelings about his reaction.

One user penned: “I think you misspelled ‘I’m embarrassed at my father’s behaviour.”

Another wrote: “Jaden. Really? That’s not how we do it. That’s not how we do at all.”

A third said: “Comedians tell jokes. Assault over a joke is not wrong, it’s criminal.”

The tweet continues to grow and has amassed thousands of comments as well as over 400,000 likes.

Jaden appeared to be defending dad Will after the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star stormed on stage and smacked host Chris Rock in the face.

While presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature, the comedian took aim at Jada Pinkett Smith and joked she would be starring the next G.I Joe, referencing her shaved head.

The actress openly suffers with alopecia and was visibly displeased by the joke, rolling her eyes as it touched upon the sensitive subject.

Not taking kindly to the joke made at his wife's expense, the King Richard star hit the comedian in the face.

This isn’t the first time the 57-year-old has made a joke aimed at the couple.

When he hosted The Oscars in 2016, the Grown Ups star devoted a portion of his monologue to them.

After Jada boycotted the ceremony that year due to lack of diversity, the comedian suggested that the actress wasn’t invited in the first place.

He then went on to target Will who missed out on an acting nomination that year for his performance in Concussion.

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