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JoJo References Flood In As Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock At The Oscars

Will Smith and Chris Rock

JoJo References Flood In As Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock At The Oscars

Minutes after the heated altercation between American actor Will Smith and comic Chris Rock onstage was televised through the 94th Academy Awards on Mar 28, 2022, netizens flooded Twitter with memes and gifs.

The anime neighborhood too wasn’t far behind when it got here to posting witty content material full of anime references.

The most well-liked and relatable one which received viral needs to be the memorable “ Oh? You’re Approaching Me?” scene from chapter 143 of JoJo’s Weird Journey: Stardust Crusaders manga.

On this scene, Dio Brando and Jotaro Kujo are strolling towards one another, with the previous saying, ” Oh, are you strolling in the direction of me? As a substitute of working, are you approaching me?” and Jotaro responded,” If I don’t get near you I received’t be capable to break your face.”

Even Viz media official Twitter account was making enjoyable of the state of affairs:

Some netzines have put “ゴゴゴゴ”; pronounced “Gogogogo” SFX, typical sound-effect for a tense ambiance utilized in manga whereas others in contrast Smith’s poses to JoJo poses, with the Alladin live-action Genie, performed by him, serving as his Stand. Stands are supernatural beings that seem as spirits behind JoJo characters and grant them superpowers. 

Gundam followers additionally got here ahead to share their good memes depicting one of many iconic moments within the unique sequence, how Captain Shiny Noah slaps protagonist Amuro Ray.

In reality, though Smith initially was seen laughing at Rock, moments later one thing modified in him to go smack Rock for cracking jokes on his spouse, Jada Smith. Assault on Titan followers in contrast the scene to the best way Eren manipulated his father Grisha within the Remaining season. Vtuber The Gawd put in effort to formulate the meme beneath:

Other than humor and memes associated to anime and manga the opposite factor that received viral on Twitter was the Japanese dub of the Oscars. Netizens discovered it hilarious how the Japanese interpreter nonchalantly simply saved translating in monotone.

On the evening of the 94th Annual Academy Awards, Will Smith slapped actor and comic Chris Rock after the latter made an insensitive joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, implying that she might star within the sequel to the movie GI Jane (To the Restrict), by which the protagonist, Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil, shaves her head as a part of her army coaching.

Later that evening, Smith received the Oscar for his portrayal of Richard Williams in “King Richard”. In his acceptance speech, Smith apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees.

Supply: Twitter, Kudasai