Will Smith compared to Meghan Markle over tearful Oscars speech

US broadcaster Megyn Kelly slammed out of touch Hollywood actors after the 94th Academy Awards

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Will Smith has been compared to Meghan Markle for his actions at the 94th Academy Awards.

The Hollywood actor picked up his first ever best actor Oscar for his role in the movie, King Richard.

But the event was overshadowed by Smith slapping host Chris Rock in the face after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia.

Taking to the stage after the slap, Smith apologised for his actions, blaming them on having to take abuse in the acting industry.

Will Smith cries as he accepts the Oscar for Best Actor in "King Richard" at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Will Smith cries as he accepts the Oscar for Best Actor in "King Richard" at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Megyn Kelly, American broadcaster, slammed Smith's speech, comparing the Hollywood star to Meghan Markle.

She told Dan Wootton: "I put him in the same boat as I put Meghan Markle with her whining and crying about how hard it is to be a princess.

"You're probably one of the top three biggest stars in the world, do I give two figs about whether somebody's saying something not nice about you or how it's hard to stand the barbs that come your way?"

Smith has gone on to apologise to Chris Rock, saying that his actions were out of line, and he lost control after hearing the joke about Jada.

The Academy announced they were investigating the incident, with possible sanctions against Smith still possible.

Despite Smith's words, Ms Kelly believes the slapping incident was all about himself.

She said: "I thought it was more about him making the moment about himself.

"What would a real man genuinely angry about that moment do?"

She did go on to praise Jada, saying she handled herself and the incident very well.