Following the Oscars smack, Stephen A. Smith goes off on Will Smith.
Stephen A. Smith can’t avoid poking his nose (and offering his opinion) into a contentious situation. A startling moment occurred during the 2022 Oscars telecast on Sunday, March 27. Fans weren’t sure if it was real at first because it was so bizarre.
Chris Rock joked about Jada Pinkett-Smith being in “GI Jane 2” because of her shaved head during his presentation of the Best Documentary Feature prize.
Pinkett-Smith has been open about her alopecia, which has enraged her husband, Will Smith. The actor stood up and marched up to the platform, striking Rock, then said, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth,” all of which was censored on American television.
It was later uncensoredly disseminated through a global broadcast.
Will Smith’s Oscar smack is deemed “shameful” by Stephen A. Smith.
Now, Stephen A. Smith (not related to Will or Jada) has chimed in with his own take on the situation.
On Twitter, he added, “What Will Smith did tonight was straight bulls**t.” “Congratulations on winning the Academy Award; he deserved it.” And I adore and admire my younger brother. But, my, was that a disgusting crime he committed tonight?
Going up on stage and slapping Chris Rock. He’s fortunate that he didn’t get booted in the a** after the event was over. If it weren’t for Chris Rock and the others he had with him, they wouldn’t have been there. Damn, I’m serious.
Your publicist had to run out and calm you down because Denzel [Washington], Bradley Cooper, and Tyler Perry had to calm you down. Come on, bro, I mean, damn. Let’s face it, man. There is no justification for it, ladies and gentlemen; don’t even try.
Okay? Years ago, Chris Rock said that. You know who messes up every time black people try something? I never imagined I’d be saying that about Will Smith in my wildest dreams. “
Rock chose not to pursue charges.