Universal Takes Savage Shot Following Will Smith Incident At Oscars

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Will Smith is one of the most globally-renowned actors in the world and has maintained a loveable and respectable image that has lasted for more than 30 years.

However, Smith was in the limelight for an extremely strange incident at the Oscars on Sunday night that left fans and fellows actors and actresses stunned. After fellow actor Chris Rock made a disrespectful joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith got up from his seat and walked on stage to deliver an open-handed punch across the left jaw of Rock. He walked off stage and was visibly yelling at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your mouth.”

Chris Rock (left) and Will Smith (right)
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Just a matter of minutes after the incident unfolded, Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard (2021).

The video of Smith punching Rock went viral and even Universal Orlando Resort had a subtle reference to drop about the Will Smith incident.

Basically, you zigged when you should have zagged.

Of course, anyone who has visited Universal Orlando Resort likely understands that this is a reference to MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack. On the ride, if you don’t earn the black suit as a Galaxy Defender, you can hear an alien coach tell you “Basically, you zigged when you should have zagged. Try again.”

Smith– who starred in Men In Black (1997), Men In Black II (2003), and Men In Black 3 (2012)– is the voice narrator on the ride, which has been a staple at Universal Studios Florida since 2000.

men in black
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star made his Disney debut in Aladdin (2019) and the live-action blockbuster earned over $1 billion at the Hollywood box office.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure
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Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

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If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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