Posted by Sophie-Ha Monday, March 28, 2022

How Korean netizens are reacting to the shocking news that Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars


Last night social media such as Twitter was full of conversation about the Oscars when actor Will Smith walked up to the stage to slap comedian Chris Rock after a tasteless joke about Will Smith's wife, Jada Smith.

Chris Rock was up on the stage when he was presenting the best documentary award when he went to make a joke about Jada Smith's bald head, referring to the film 'G.I. Jane.' Soon after, Will Smith stomped up to the stage and immediately raised his hand against the comedian. After returning to his seat, Will Smith yelled out, "Keep my wife's name out of your f***n mouth!" 

This shocking incident was the talk of the town as it quickly spread through social media. Korean netizens who were also in tune for the award ceremony were shocked as they also watched this happening in an instant.

Korean netizens gathered in an online community to share their thoughts on this incident and also debate whether Will Smith was over-reacting or it was right for him to slap the man who made fun of his wife.

Korean netizens were shocked to see this kind of violence at an award ceremony and debated, "I think Chris Rock crossed the line, he shouldn't have talked about someone else's wife like that," "He deserved that slap for making fun of his wife," "I would have slapped him multiple times," "He's lucky he didn't punch him and it was only a slap," "He deserved it," "omg, I was so shocked to see this," "Good job Will Smith," and "I would have been so angry too if someone made fun of my wife's illness."

On the other hand, netizens commented saying that it is still an assault and commented, "I think Will Smith crossed the line, he still assaulted the man on live TV," "I don't think he should have repaid him in violence," "I understand how Will Smith feels but he still crossed the line," and "I don't think that assault would be counted as self-defense but I completely understand how Will Smith feels. Still shouldn't have done that on tv."

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JaedaKim269 pts Monday, March 28, 2022 11
Monday, March 28, 2022

I personally feel like Chris Rock should've kept his mouth shut, there was really no reason to bring that up because it was irrelevant and not funny. But I also don't think Will Smith should've slapped him. I admire him defending his wife when she was possibly being picked on for something she can't control, especially on live national TV, but I don't condone physical violence unless absolutely needed.

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undercovermulti2,629 pts Monday, March 28, 2022 15
Monday, March 28, 2022

Everyone praising will for “defendingl his wife must’ve missed how they degraded each other the last few YEARS. this man is an a-lister. It wasn’t funny it wasn’t professional. I personally feel he should’ve addressed it when he accepted his award and told Chris off. Assaulting him for making a typical joke is completely not. ok

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