Did Will Smith ruin his career by slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars?

  1. Lone Wolf Prime profile image81
    Lone Wolf Primeposted 2 years ago

    I honestly feel that the incident at the Oscars is going to be arguably the biggest mistake in Will's career in Hollywood, and it wouldn't surprise me at all that moving forward, even after he's long dead, that THIS particular incident will be all that he's known for.     

    While on my old account on here, I did admit to being a huge fan of the Oscars, and even wrote articles on them.  However, I stopped following it in recent years because I disagree with their new mandated minority quota for their films.  No, I'm not a white supremacist, as I'm a minority myself.  Half Chinese, part hispanic and part Native American to be exact.   Therefore, you can't call me a racist, or a misogynist, for not supporting that policy.   

    However, when I heard about what happened at the Oscars the other day, I had to find a full clip online to find out what happened for myself.  And when I saw that, I lost all personal respect for Will Smith.  I still love him as an actor, but as a person?  Not so much. 

    What Will Smith did was unprofessional, and downright wrong on many levels.    Granted, I do think SOMETHING must've been said or happened behind the scenes prior to Chris Rock making his jokes about Will and his wife, while onstage.  That much I am sure of because you're not going to tell me that Will just slapped Chris over a few jokes about him and his wife.   There's no way you can convince me of that.  And unless I hear about Chris Rock pressing full criminal charges against Will Smith, that's only going to make me suspect more that SOMETHING happened backstage prior to that entire incident that led up to Will slapping Chris Rock.  Not justifying what Will did, but I'm speculating.   

    As far as Will's career goes, I feel this will ruin his career in the long run.   "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is arguably one of the best TV shows of all time, yet I feel Will's actions the other night has ruined the image of that TV show for many forever.  Not for me obviously, as unlike most people, I can usually differentiate how I feel about an actor's performance versus who they are in real life.  Hence why I'm still able to enjoy all the Naked Gun movies in spite OJ Simpson being in them.   

    However, most people can't do that, which is why I feel Will's actions last night ruined the image of that show forever in the same way Bill Cosby's transgressions had soiled the image of "The Cosby Show."  That show was considered one of the all time great TV classics once too, yet nobody talks about it anymore since Bill's allegations came up now have they? 

    It's a shame too as Will Smith was one of my favorite actors in Hollywood.   I still remember how I loved his performances in such films like the "Men in Black trilogy", "Bad boys", "Independence Day", "Pursuit of Happyness", "Concussion", "Ali", "I am Legend", "King Richard" and many others.   Heck, as much as I love Jamie Foxx as an actor, and thought how great he was in "Django Unchained", I still maintain that film would've been way better if Will Smith had been cast in that role like he was supposed to be originally.  Fun fact, Will Smith was Quentin Tarantino's choice for the role prior to casting Jamie Foxx, but Will Smith demanded script changes because he wanted Django to shoot Leonardo's racist character in the film.  But Tarantino refused, so that's how we got Jamie Foxx as Django.   

    However, I feel like after what happened at the Oscars, THIS is now going to define Will's career moving forward, which is sad honestly because he's delivered a lot great performances throughout his career, yet this one little mistake is going to overshadow them now.   It's sad but he did it to himself.   

    What do you think?  You think he ruined his career by slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars?  Or do you think I'm overreacting here?  Please discuss.


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