The Academy Awards briefly came to a stunning halt Sunday night when Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, after which Will Smith went to the stage and hit him in the face…
Smith cried throughout his speech, in which he didn’t reference Rock directly but apologized to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his fellow nominees for the disruption. “I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams,” Smith said, possibly trying to lighten the mood of the still shocked audience. “But love will make you do crazy things.”
Love was not available for comment. Next to Jesus, it gets blamed for more crazy shit. Love has the power to drive Will Smith to hit a comedian for making a bald joke, but not enough power to heal alopecia. Superpowers are so fickle.
Okay, Will, your love for Jada made you haul off and hit a man in front of the entire Motion Picture Academy? You won’t tolerate disrespect? Because I sure saw you eat a whole heaping helping of that Red Table cringe-fest when Jada discussed her “entanglement” with August Alsina.
(Apparently a lot of other people did too; #cuck is trending on Twitter.)
Love must’ve been making Jada do crazy things! And you, Will, for staying with her. But now Love, that ruthless taskmaster, needs greater feats of insanity to prove your fealty.
Guys, I’m just getting the sense that Will isn’t feeling very secure in his relationship. That maybe the impression management is wearing a bit thin.
But I do think he feels really secure about a lack of consequences. How do you hit a man and then sit back down and the show goes on? WTF was that? And then you sort of apologize to everyone, EXCEPT the guy you hit?
Is Hollywood one big dysfunctional family?
It was a tasteless joke. But Chris Rock didn’t deserve to be hit. Or humiliated in front of everyone.
I wonder if Will Smith has ever felt humiliated in front of everyone. If he ever thought for a moment, you know, my relationship is rather ridiculous. If those thoughts enraged him.
Does Jada thrill to the attention? Is she mortified? Should Chris Rock apologize to her for that joke? What crazy thing will love make Will do next?