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Will Smith’s Oscars Slap Got Made Into A Child’s Halloween Costume On The View, And Wow

It’s been seven months since the winners of the 94th Academy Awards were presented on ABC, and yet rather than any of the recipients of those golden trophies still regularly entering conversations, the most popular topic concerning that night continues to be when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage. Now that surprising moment has reached a new level of pop culture resonance: being turned into a child’s Halloween costume, and we have The View to thank for it.

The View hosts Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin, all of whom were costumed up for All Hallows’ Eve brought the show’s wardrobe supervisor Ashley Alderfer-Kaufman (who was dressed as Sadie Sink’s Max from Stranger Things) to present trick-or-treaters who wore costumes centered around “hot topic” 2022 news items, including the Choco Taco, Dr. Oz shopping for produce and replicas of the outfits Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were wearing while shooting on-location for Barbie. This segment of The View ended with a young’un dressed as an Oscar statuette with a red handprint over their right cheek. See for yourself!

Child dressed as Oscars statuette with red hand print on right cheek

(Image credit: ABC)

Wow, The View actually went there! It would have been easier ti have two kids dressed in tuxedos to pose as Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, but why show kids pretending to engage in violence on TV? At least this Oscar costume gets points for creativity and most definitely screams 2022. However, unless Smith’s act of violence continues to be regularly talked about over the next year, this is basically the first and only time a costume like this will be a hit for Halloween festivities.


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