Opinion: “Will Smith's Slap Heard Around the World,” Was it too violent or rude, Was Apology Needed?

By rutunjay
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"I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be," Will Smith continues.

At Sunday night's Academy Awards, Will Smith shocked fellow actors and millions of viewers when he slapped host Chris Rock across the face on the Oscars stage, after Rock made a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss, which the actress has said is due to a medical condition.

On Monday, Smith took to Instagram to issue a public apology for his actions.


"My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable," Smith wrote. "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong."

In all this process netizens and fans reacted venomously that it goes viral in just few clicks. The only thing that concerned is why? Why people are so concerned about the thing that is very personal and sensitive at the same time which shouldn’t have affected anyone excluding people involved it in.

Especially Indian netizens, fans and even celebrities have come up with so many arguments and opinions about whatever happened on the award show night. On the other some people came forward to talk about our that is Indian award shows where late Lata Mangeshkar was not even reminded and mentioned.


The fact is very clear if we are so concerned about how award shows & entertainment is matter to us, people could have hyped this first rather than intriguing in their life.

Further if we talk about the actual scene, it was not supposed to be on air but it went as people loved it and hyped it on media with many takeaways. Will Smith clarifies & apologized on his social media while Chriss Rock haven’t seen much after that.

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