People think Rebel Wilson's joke about Will and Jada was worse than Chris Rock's

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By Carina Murphy

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Last weekend, Chris Rock made headlines around the world when - at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony - he joked that Jada Pinkett Smith could appear in the new G.I. Jane movie because of her closely shaved head.

What happened next is the stuff of awards show nightmares. Will Smith - seemingly determined to defend his wife's honor - marched on stage and slapped Rock across the face.

He then sat back down and yelled at the comedian from the audience to "keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth."

Rock's joke may have been more than sufficient to rile Smith up. But in the wake of the jaw-dropping moment, people are arguing that Rebel Wilson's gag about his marriage at the BAFTAs - where she was the host this year - was worse than Rock's joke.

In a clip of Wilson's joke which has resurfaced online, the Aussie comedian can be heard commenting on Smith after he won the Best Actor BAFTA. The actor wasn't there to collect his award, but that didn't stop Wilson from cracking a joke at his expense.

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"I thought his best performance over the past year was being okay with all his wife’s boyfriends!" she joked, in reference to his "open-marriage" and Pinkett Smith's well-documented 2015 relationship with rapper August Alsina.

The gag appeared to get a mixed response from the audience, prompting Wilson to defend herself, saying that as Smith "never showed up" to the ceremony he was fair game.

Following the physical altercation that took place at the Oscars, a number of people have taken to social media to state their case that Wilson's joke at the BAFTAs was more offensive than Rock's reference to Pinkett Smith's shaved head.

"Her joke about his wife was way worse than Chris Rock’s," one person tweeted, while another person agreed, writing: "If people thought Chris Rock's joke was offensive wait till you hear Rebel Wilson's joke at the Baftas."

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Meanwhile, one person theorized that Wilson's joke about Smith's marriage might have been the reason that he lost control at the Academy Awards.

"It [could] be said he's been on the edge concerning mean jokes of himself & his missus," they tweeted, adding: "Chris Rock was a perfect target."

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People think Rebel Wilson's joke about Will and Jada was worse than Chris Rock's

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By Carina Murphy

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Last weekend, Chris Rock made headlines around the world when - at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony - he joked that Jada Pinkett Smith could appear in the new G.I. Jane movie because of her closely shaved head.

What happened next is the stuff of awards show nightmares. Will Smith - seemingly determined to defend his wife's honor - marched on stage and slapped Rock across the face.

He then sat back down and yelled at the comedian from the audience to "keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth."

Rock's joke may have been more than sufficient to rile Smith up. But in the wake of the jaw-dropping moment, people are arguing that Rebel Wilson's gag about his marriage at the BAFTAs - where she was the host this year - was worse than Rock's joke.

In a clip of Wilson's joke which has resurfaced online, the Aussie comedian can be heard commenting on Smith after he won the Best Actor BAFTA. The actor wasn't there to collect his award, but that didn't stop Wilson from cracking a joke at his expense.

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"I thought his best performance over the past year was being okay with all his wife’s boyfriends!" she joked, in reference to his "open-marriage" and Pinkett Smith's well-documented 2015 relationship with rapper August Alsina.

The gag appeared to get a mixed response from the audience, prompting Wilson to defend herself, saying that as Smith "never showed up" to the ceremony he was fair game.

Following the physical altercation that took place at the Oscars, a number of people have taken to social media to state their case that Wilson's joke at the BAFTAs was more offensive than Rock's reference to Pinkett Smith's shaved head.

"Her joke about his wife was way worse than Chris Rock’s," one person tweeted, while another person agreed, writing: "If people thought Chris Rock's joke was offensive wait till you hear Rebel Wilson's joke at the Baftas."

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Meanwhile, one person theorized that Wilson's joke about Smith's marriage might have been the reason that he lost control at the Academy Awards.

"It [could] be said he's been on the edge concerning mean jokes of himself & his missus," they tweeted, adding: "Chris Rock was a perfect target."

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Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy