What a Slap of a Night
By: Armando Barcenas
With another year of the Oscars, superstar Will Smith wins best actor and best picture and goes viral.
Actor Smith had a very eventful night at the Oscars. He Made headline by winning 2 awards and Slapping Chris Rock. Every year the Oscars is a newsworthy headline but this year Its viral with lots of publications focusing on the incident revolving around the Great slap of the night.
The incident was sparked by a joke by Chris Rock.
Rock Joking stated, “Jada I love, GI Jane 2 can’t wait to see it.”
With the joke that brought the crowd to laugh got Smith to rise out of his chair mid show and proceeded to slap Rock during his speech following with derogatory tone telling him to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth. This interaction left the audience astonished or confused if it was part of the show or not.
This event overshadowed the whole show causing. The discussion of smith's actions. His actions have taken priority over what happened that night and have overshadowed the work of those who were nominees.
With such a series of events taking place it brings up questions like the morality of the situation, were they both in the wrong or just will smith and will there be consequences. Well, no charges were placed by Chris Rock, but will the academy awards give disciplinary actions?
Well, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences condemned Smith's actions and stated “"We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law."
The Actions of Smith have been viewed by the world and should not be replicated. Viewers should view this as a lesson of what not to do for action like his will have more consequences if performed in a different situation. Here at Simpson, we are taught the ways of the Cristian faith and no were in the courses required do not teach us to respond with violence when provoked.
Will smith has also come forth and has condemned his own action stating ““I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable”
After Witnessing this unfortunate event we as people should not look at his action but listen to his words for, he has disappointed himself and others and choose to repent for what he has done.