To slap or not to slap?

Posted on 28 March 2022

I’m sure you have seen the shytshow that has ensued after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after making a joke on stage about his wife at the Oscars last night.

The media discussion that has unfolded has been interesting.

It has mainly revolved around whether Will should have slapped him or not.

Now this staggers me. If anyone walked up to someone in the street and slapped them, the police would be called, and everyone would condemn it.

But if you do it on live TV in front of the world at an Oscar ceremony, we should debate it.


After he did this, he won the Oscar for Best Actor. So he wasn’t removed from the room (any bouncer will tell you that would be automatic anywhere else); he stayed and went on stage to collect it and was then appluaded by the attendees for his speech.

This, my fine feathered Grasshopper, is insanity. It’s never right to hit someone unless in self-defence.

This is what we tell our children, and we are right to do so.

This is what Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, said on Twitter after the event.

“And That’s How We Do It!”

Hmmm, not cool.