Jay Leno was "disturbed" by Will Smith's smirk after he smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The 71-year-old TV host claimed that Will - who struck comedian Chris across the face after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head less than an hour before he picked up his Best Actor statuette for his role in ‘King Richard' at the Oscars ceremony back in March - showed "real anger" with the expletives he yelled immediately after the assault.
He said: "To me, the thing that’s most disturbing wasn’t the slap, because he was kind of smirking after he slapped Chris. It was the yelling of the obscenities. Then you go, ‘Whoa. What’s going on here?’ This is real anger."
While presenting an award at the ceremony, Chris said: "Jada, love ya. 'G.I. Jane 2', can't wait to see it" and although Will laughed at first, Jada looked unimpressed and Will then walked to the stage, smacked the presenter and walked away again.
Will then shouted from his seat: "Keep my wife's name out of your f****** mouth."
Since the incident, the 'Bad Boys' star has withdrawn from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been banned from the ceremony for a decade, with the board set to launch a formal investigation but the former 'Tonight Show' host went on to question the need for one.
Speaking to Palm Beach Daily News, Jay said: "What are you investigating? It had to be the most recorded assault in history. I saw the back of his shoe, I saw Chris’ ear. There were so many cameras on this incident. What are you investigating? I know sometimes things are just what they appear to be."