By now, we are all very much aware of the drama that came along with The Oscars. From Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock to Kim Kardashian being mocked about her now infamous quote ‘nobody wants to work’, The Oscars had a lot in store for its audience.
As all this was taking place, one celebrity was part of all this was, our very own Lupita Nyong’o. And guess what, this wasn’t the first time she was part of a historical moment at The Oscars.
While she served looks on the red carpet thanks to her gorgeous golden Prada gown, her reaction to Will Smith and Chris Rock’s altercation soon became a viral meme of the internet.
Remember that viral Oscar selfie in 2014 that featured Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep? Yes, Lupita was part of it and need I also mention that that selfie had more than 3.3 million retweets.
In the same year, the actress won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s drama 12 Years a Slave.
Fast forward March 28, Lupita’s reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock made headlines globally.
Lupita was seated next to Will Smith when he rose from his seat to slap comedian Chris Rock on stage in one of the most shocking Oscar moments in history. Her reaction immediately went viral on social media.