At this point, pretty much every comic in the world disapproved of what Will Smith did at the Oscars against Chris Rock over a joke. The overwhelming majority agree that this was a direct attack not only on Chris but free speech and comedy alike.
There still hasn’t been a comedian who has sided with Will Smith on this one and we are even starting to get the repercussions of his actions. Last week, comedian Dave Chappelle also suffered an attack on stage for telling jokes in front of an audience. Sadly, this could likely become a trend that will only keep increasing over time.
Smith’s actions gave others the gree light to act against anybody who tells a joke about them while completely ignoring the law. Free speech is a ver important concept in the United States of America. Acting violently against it has to be one of the most punishable offenses in this country.
Another comedian came out to talk about the slap during a public event at Georgia State University. Legendary comedian Steve Harvey has been part of the stand-up comedy world for decades and he’s probably had his fair share of hecklers over the years. However, he ws wildly surprised by the way in which Will Smith acted out of instinct.
Steve Harvey says Will Smith slap was a “punk move” and that hes lost respect for actor. https://t.co/96OHdDfWX2
? Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) May 10, 2022
Harvey calls Will’s actions a ‘punk move’.
During this public event, Steve Harvey spoke about Will smith and described how he would’ve personally reacted to this slap. Although he considers himself a Christian, Steve is not the type of guy who will offer the other cheek. This is what he said: “It was a punk move. I’m a Christian, but I’m really undeveloped. I don’t have high-level Christianity.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m like a 2. That’s the level of Christianity I can work on. You slap T.D. Jakes, he’ll turn the other cheek. You slap me? If you sit back in your seat, Jada [Will’s wife] would have to move out of the way. That’s the type of Christian I am. I lost a lot of respect for Will after that.”
It’s OK for Steve Harvey to protect his family and call Will Smith a punk when he does the same thing to protect his family Steve you owe Will an apology you would’ve slept the shit out of Chris if he was talking about your wife pic.twitter.com/xVDVum4aCx
? MsHrs_1 (@1Mshrs) May 10, 2022