He Slapped Chris — He Did Not Slap ‘The Rock’

Hitting a smaller man is not bravery

Screen shot of faces in the Oscars audience reacting to the moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock with face of The Rock in upper right square.
Screen shot of faces in Oscars audience via Twitter

Let’s face it: the thought wouldn’t even have crossed his mind. He would have known better.

Maybe he was standing up for his woman. Maybe he was reinforcing a negative Black stereotype. Maybe he was enforcing a patriarchal value. Maybe he was standing…



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