Punching Down Has Never Actually Been Funny

Although slapping back in retaliation isn’t cool either

Still shot from YouTube

The host of the Oscars often gently ribs the nominees in the audience, and it’s typically taken as all in good fun. Last night, Chris Rock seemed to think that was what he was doing when he shouted out to Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of Best Actor nominee, Will Smith, telling her he couldn’t wait for…



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Elle Beau ❇︎

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. I am a traveler and a map maker. On Mastodon ElleBeau@stranger.social