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It turns out that the Will Smith slapping incident is not merely Donald Trump’s fault. It’s the result of white supremacy that somehow permeates the very liberal, super progressive entertainment sector.
That appears to be the conclusion of Forbes contributor Maia Niguel Hoskin who writes for the news outlet in the diversity, equity, and inclusion category.
Hoskin’s essay claims, in part:
“Some argue that this is not about Will Smith and Chris Rock being Black or Will Smith ‘setting Black people back.’ This is about a much larger systemic issue rooted in white supremacist culture designed to police the behavior of Blacks amongst the who’s who in Hollywood and beyond. Respectability politics suggest that equity and fair treatment require that Black people — both inside and outside of Hollywood — conduct ourselves in a manner deemed acceptable to whites.
“Furthermore, expressing any emotion other than complacence, apathy, or agreeance directly violates those norms, disqualifying Black people from receiving the same equitable treatment that whites enjoy as a birthright. And sadly, there is a large group of Blacks who have internalized this toxic messaging,” the author and activist who says she teaches graduate-level courses in counseling added.
Many observers maintain, however, that the incident at the Oscars, which the Academy says is under investigation, was primarily the result of a tawdry family dynamic in which an individual might feel emasculated by the highly publicized, independent social life of his spouse. Comedian Rock, the recipient of the slap, was only collateral damage.
“Will Smith believed he could reclaim his manhood in the eyes of his wife and the public by assaulting a much smaller man,” Breitbart’s John Nolte theorized.
CNN analyst finds a way to fault Trump after Will Smith goes berserk on Chris Rock https://t.co/AXNKrXWm2b
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) March 28, 2022
Interest in, and thus viewership of, these typically self-congratulatory, virtue-signaling awards ceremonies are steadily declining; most of the world saw the Smith-Rock confrontation after the fact, via social media.
In the meantime, Rock is winning praise for staying composed as well as refraining from any obvious follow-up jokes that suggested themselves in the situation.
Parenthetically, fading SiriusXM radio host and Joe Biden fanboy Howard Stern, who used to invite the 45th president — when he was a real estate mogul and reality TV host — on his show all the time, claimed that “Will Smith and Trump are the same guy.”
In response to the Forbes article, the college professor seems to be getting schooled on Twitter. Here is just a small sampling:
Oh no! @Forbes has an article by a critical race theorist who says white supremacy caused Will Smith to hit Chris Rock. Not a satire. It’s real. “While Talking About Will Smith’s Behavior, Don’t Forget To Also Talk About The System That Helped Create It” https://t.co/RokjIj26Ib
— Christina Sommers 🇺🇦 (@CHSommers) March 29, 2022
Had a friend jokingly say that we’d see an article like this come out. We had a good laugh about it. We’re still laughing.
— Jason Kamler (@JKamler) March 29, 2022
What complete nonsense. Unbelievable.
— Dave McConnell (@Davesgenius) March 28, 2022
I really don’t know why “diversity and inclusion” consultants like you should be getting a dime for these hot takes. It’s one thing if people want to give you money voluntarily, but the sad thing is, you’re likely getting tax dollars for this nonsense.
— Curious? Iamblue! (@CuriousIamblue) March 29, 2022
It took nearly a whole day for someone to blame white supremacy on a black man slapping a black man. What took you so long?
It must suck to be you. Seek help.
— Chuck T. Danforth (@ChuckTDanforth) March 28, 2022
this is seriously beyond absurd. illogical and irrational and lacking any serious analysis…but it does have every possible buzzword and designed to get “likes” from others
— Jay Eskenazi, Ph.D. (@jayeskenazi) March 29, 2022
How lame to excuse someone from responsibility & accountability. What Will Smith did was commit criminal battery in front of the world & instead of being evicted he was awarded & given ovations. That is minority privilege. If a White man had done it he would have arrested.
— CJ Black (@cjblack2) March 29, 2022
Only an academic could come up with such absurd take.
— ArturoSan🥋 (@ArturoSama) March 29, 2022
This is so embarrassing. Like a caricature of ultra-wokeness.
— Critical Race Quotations (@CritRacePapers) March 29, 2022
I know it’s tough to fill jobs right now but come on @Forbes
— Joesphjoe118 (@joesphjoe118) March 29, 2022
Oh and by the way, Will is not suppressed. He has more money in his couch cushion than I will make in my entire life.
— Tony Rosales (@Dodgerbluewins1) March 29, 2022
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