I watched the awards banquet when Will Smith became angry with Chris Rock. Chris Rock is a comedian and a great comedian.
However, some subjects should off limits. I think comedians sometimes push those limits a little to far. Chris Rock pushed the limits with a bad joke about the wife of Will Smith. Many people thought that Will Smith should have exercised restraint. I think that Will Smith did in fact exercise restraint. Maybe Chris Rock missed the movie ” ALI ” where Will Smith portrayed Muhammad Ali.” When Will Smith got up from his chair and “headed’ for Chris Rock I CRINGED ! It looked to me like Will Smith was going to knock him out ! But he controlled himself to a point but he was fuming. Chris Rock is a fantastic, witty comedian. However, some things need to be off-limits. Comedians often push it to the limit.
I assume that Chris Rock later made an apology. I assume that Will Smith and his wife accepted his apology. Will Smith and Chris Rock are two VERY talented individuals. I hope they are still friends. Chris Rock is guilty of some poor judgement. ( we have all been there) Many people criticized Will Smith for not exercising restraint. Will Smith (in my opinion) DID exercise restraint. It looked to me like Will Smith was initially going to knock Chris Rock OUT ! However, he backed off with just a slap.
Maybe Chris Rock missed the movie, “ALI” . Will Smith portrayed Muhammad Ali and his performance was INCREDIBLE !!! I remember watching the news back when the movie ” ALI ” was released and how hard Will Smith worked out and sparred so he could honor the memory of Muhammad Ali.
I hope they both have ” let it go ” and are friends again. They are both very talented in their professions.
FORGIVE AND FORGET ! I hope they are better at it than I am.