Did Chris Rock do anything wrong to warrant Will Smith slapping him?

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

    As many of you know, Chris Rock told a "GI Jane" joke at the Oscars regarding Will Smith's wife, Jada, whom suffers from Alopecia, which causes baldness where hair usually grows; hence why she doesn't have a lot of hair on her head.  Anyways, Will Smith laughed at the joke at first, but Jada didn't find it funny, so he went up and slapped Chris Rock for his joke on live TV.  After discussing this with several people online, many feel that Will was justified claiming he was "defending his wife's honor", which makes slapping him on live TV okay.  What are your thoughts on this?   Do you think Chris Rock did anything wrong by telling a joke like that on live TV?  And if so, then do you think it was warranted for Will Smith to slap him on live TV in front of a lot of people like that?   Please discuss.

    1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
      Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      His joke was tasteless and insensitive. I wished that he could have used better judgment. Apparently he did not know about Pinkett Smith's condition. I just wish that people in general could be a little kinder in relation to others physical appearance but at the same time it does not dismiss Will Smith's lapse of judgment when he slapped Rock. I could understand his emotion though. It was an unfortunate situation all the way around.

      1. Lone Wolf Prime profile image81
        Lone Wolf Primeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        What do you think Will Smith should have done?

        1. Fayetteville Faye profile image61
          Fayetteville Fayeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Addressed it with Rock off stage afterward. He could have expressed himself just as well off-camera.  Jada's very noticeable eye roll on camera said enough. Everyone knew it was insensitive and wrong.  but I understand how Will Smith was caught up in the moment.

          1. Lone Wolf Prime profile image81
            Lone Wolf Primeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Agreed.  Or if he was going to make a scene on stage, will should have told Chris his joke was insensitive and how it deeply offended his wife and ask him to apologize.   Knowing how much of a professional Chris is, I'm sure he would've obliged.    Afterwards they'd hug it out and that would be the end of it.  Yeah it still would have made a scene but it would've been the type of scene where both of them could've saved face.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    I love Russell Brand's Take. Just love it ...:.



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