Will Smith Slapsgiving Chris Rock

I rarely watch the Oscars unless there’s a movie or actor I deem serious enough to warrant my time is being nominated and that’s rare. Another reason I haven’t watched it in years is because I haven’t been to the movies in years.

Several readers asked me did I agree with what Mr. Smith did to Mr. Rock? I wasn’t aware that Mr. Rock had been slapped until readers told me.

I noticed a lot of hypocrisy in some people’s outrage about the event. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t pick and chose which form of bullying to be outraged about. Yes, we all have freedom of speech in America. But with that freedom comes responsibility in how to use it.

You can’t constantly brutally insult a certain group of people who have been to hell and back and not expect to get cold cocked.

The target of the hypocrisy is “not” being outraged when a certain group of people who have endured unthinkable brutality and put downs for four hundred years are seen as an “OK” group to poke fun at. Mr. Rock was no better than a white supremacy would have been saying the things he said.

It would be cruel to walk pass someone who has been brutalize by a certain method and make gestures of the things their terrorizers did to them. That’s the level of Mr. Rock’s joke. He insulted every African America woman who heard what he said. And have been insulting them for years. Black women’ hair was often shaved, cut or pulled out during slavery. [Pulling it out was to ensure the hair didn’t grow back] Told that their hair was ugly, not “Good Hair”. Mr. Rock knew better than that egest he was spewing.

Women of African Descent have been the butt end of Mr. Rock’s jokes for over thirty-years but yet some people have the audacity to be outraged when someone finally slapped the offenders. They should have been outraged with what he’s been saying for years. But no one was.

I see the outrage as shaded pietism, sanctimony, and sanctimoniousness. It has always been modern day black facing.

Some say it should have been resolved privately. Mr. Smith should have confronted him privately. Mr. Rock didn’t say it privately so why should it have been resolved privately? You cannot always combat fire with love and flowers.

Will Smith / Chris Rock

I know the song below is talking about an entirely different incident than occurred at the Oscars, but sometimes you gotta stand up and face the insults where ever they are delivered. You cannot always combat fiery sarcasms with lollipops and gumdrops.

Will Smith stood up for his wife after Chris Rock went after her twice from what I saw. He called out a medical condition she was self-conscious about at big public events. We all know Mr. Rock has always used comedy to be a make fun of sensitive situations.

Mr. Smith did the same thing my husband would’ve done. Stood up for me, even knowing it may have resulted in great personal cost to himself. Actually Mr. Smith was a lot nicer than my husband would have been. Is that assault? Not usually, it was provoked. However in the defense of ones family, if you attack someone’s physical difficulties in a vicious manner, as Rock did, then it is certainly forgivable and even admirable in my humble opinion. Most judges will not view it as assault if you verbally attack a person’s family member and they kicked your butt.

Coward Of The County
Song by Kenny Rogers

Everyone considered him the coward of the county
He’d never stood up one single time to prove the county wrong

His mama named him Tommy, but folks just called him Yellow
But something always told me, they were reading Tommy wrong
He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison
I looked after Tommy, ’cause he was my brother’s son
I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy
“Son, my life is over, but yours has just begun”

“Promise me, son, not to do the things I’ve done
Walk away from trouble if you can
Now it won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek
I hope you’re old enough to understand
Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man”

There’s someone for everyone and Tommy’s love was Becky
In her arms, he didn’t have to prove he was a man
One day while he was working, the Gatlin boys came calling
They took turns at Becky an’ there was three of them

Tommy opened up the door and saw Becky crying
The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand
He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddy’s picture
As his tears fell on his daddy’s face, he heard these words again

“Promise me, Son, not to do the things I’ve done
Walk away from trouble if you can
Now it won’t mean you’re weak if you turn the other cheek
I hope you’re old enough to understand
Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man”

The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the bar room
One of them got up and met him half way cross the floor
When Tommy turned around they said, “Hey look! Old Yellow’s leaving”
But you could’ve heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped and locked the door

Twenty years of crawling was bottled up inside him
He wasn’t holding nothing back, he let ’em have it all
When Tommy left the bar room, not a Gatlin boy was standing
He said, “This one’s for Becky”, as he watched the last one fall
And I heard him say

“I promised you, Dad, not to do the things you’ve done
I walk away from trouble when I can
Now please don’t think I’m weak, I didn’t turn the other cheek
And Papa, I sure hope you understand
Sometimes you gotta fight to prove you’re a man”

Everyone considered him the coward of the county

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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15 Responses to Will Smith Slapsgiving Chris Rock

  1. D'Azur says:

    I say it was a long time coming. For years, I’ve wanted to knock some manners and respect in a lot of comedians and rappers. A lot more comedians need to be slapped for their jokes about black women. Black women and girls are considered easy targets and usually no one defend them is why they’re picked on so much.

    He had it coming. As the song say.

    He had it comin’
    He had it comin’
    He only had himself to blame
    If you’d have been there
    If you’d have done the same.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Powerful angle and you’re right, you can’t have it both ways, but I am sadden by the fact that these two actors have become the butt of jokes and accusations across the wire waves. I’ll be glad when this dies down! 😫

    Liked by 1 person

    • I say the man snapped. You can only keep pushing someone but so far before getting a negative reaction out of them. This actor and his wife have become the butt of jokes and accusations across the media for quite some time…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Denise says:

      I won’t be glad when it die down. It’s an issue that’s long overdue in addressing. 400 years overdue. I say Black women need to start calling everyone up who is saying bad things about us. If we slap enough wallets, every one will learn very soon to shut up about us.

      If people want to tell joke, then joke about their own funny looking selves.

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  4. I think this incident boosted Chris Rock’s concert. The prices for an upcoming Rock show on Wednesday in Boston rose from $46 to $411 .


  5. Denise says:

    A, you’re right! You can’t cry something is offensive when involving one group of people but not offensive when involving another! Not if you’re serious about equality.

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  6. Baar says:

    This assault created a divided opinions on the internet. I’m not a fan of Chris Rock, but I don’t advocate violence of any sort. The Smiths live their private lives public. With such life style comes a lot of criticism.


    • Everyone is entitled to tehir own opinion. However standing up for oneself doesn’t mean you advocate violence. I believe society should take a greater stance in making those who like to pick on people stop their clowning so that they won’t get slapped.


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