Lupita Nyong’ o Had a Sense that She was Going to be a Meme after Will Smith’s Oscar Slap Controversy

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Lupita Nyong’ o Had a Sense that She was Going to be a Meme

Remembering the famous Oscar slap controversy, Lupita Nyong’o in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter shared that she will become a meme because of her action.

The Black Panther Wakanda Forever actress was sitting right in the first row when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage when the comedian cracked a joke about smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Once the moment was over, I realized, ‘Oh my God, there’s no way all this transpired and I’m not in the shot, ‘ said Lupita while recalling one of the greatest controversies of the film industry. I knew as soon as it was over that I was going to be a meme.”

The incident happened in the 27th March Oscar Ceremony when Will stood up from his seat, went onstage and slapped Rock, as the comedian made a joke about Jada’s shaved head. 

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In a statement, the following day Will said the punchline by Chris Rock was too much to bear and he reacted emotionally.

Currently, Nyong’o is warming up for the release of the most-awaited sequel of Black Panther which will be hitting the big screens without Chadwick Boseman.

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Remembering Boseman in the interview she said “He affected how I move in the world, but that’s the thing about Chadwick. Chadwick wasn’t trying to have everyone be like him. What he inspired was you to be your best self,” Chadwick Boseman lost his life in his battle with colon cancer at the age of 43, which left the entire film industry and his fans in shock.

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