Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes Pristine and Viral Response about Will Smith and Chris Rock Incident


The basketball legend explains how Will Smith’s attack on stage was a blow to the black community. Read his quote below…

Will Smith Did a Bad, Bad Thing

Slapping Chris Rock was also a blow to men, women, the entertainment industry, and the Black community.

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Will Smith assaults Chris Rock on-stage at the Oscars

When Will Smith stormed onto the Oscar stage to strike Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife’s short hair, he did a lot more damage than just to Rock’s face. With a single petulant blow, he advocated violence, diminished women, insulted the entertainment industry, and perpetuated stereotypes about the Black community.

That’s a lot to unpack. Let’s start with the facts: Rock made a reference to Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, as looking like Demi Moore in GI Jane, in which Moore had shaved her head. Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, which causes hair loss. Ok, I can see where the Smiths might not have found that joke funny. But Hollywood awards shows are traditionally a venue where much worse things have been said about celebrities as a means of downplaying the fact that it’s basically a gathering of multimillionaires giving each other awards to boost business so they can make even more money.

The Smiths could have reacted by politely laughing along with the joke or by glowering angrily at Rock. Instead, Smith felt the need to get up in front of his industry peers and millions of people around the world, hit another man, then return to his seat to bellow: “Keep my wife’s name out … read more

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  1. Did Kareem feel the same way when his son stabbed a 60 yr old male numerous times in the neck back abdomen because said male told him to help his grandmother with the garbage cans. The same son who claimed Kareem told him the only reason said son was here because his mother was wearing braces and she couldnt give him oral. That article I can’t find online.


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