The Oscar Slap was Matter #1 on ABC’s The View at this time, with moderator – and former Oscar host – Whoopi Goldberg saying Will Smith “overreacted,” Pleasure Behar commenting that “comedians are in peril in every single place,” Ana Navarro decrying “males behaving badly” and Sunny Hostin describing Smith’s “poisonous masculinity” as “not a present of affection [but] a present of violence.”
“I feel it was a whole lot of stuff in all probability constructed up,” Goldberg mentioned, noting that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been the butt of jokes for numerous causes for years, together with earlier jabs from Chris Rock, who was on the receiving finish of Smith’s violence final evening. “I feel he overreacted…I feel he had a type of moments the place it was like G.D. it, simply cease. I get it, not everyone acts the best way we wish them to behave below stress. And he snapped.”
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“Typically you get to a degree once you behave badly,” Goldberg mentioned. “I personally have behaved badly now and again.”
Behar mentioned that whereas she was watching the incident, “I used to be pondering comedians are in peril in every single place. They need us to be edgy, to go on the market and say what everybody’s pondering…after which they get mad.” Her recommendation to Smith: “Should you’re upset about one thing, stroll off.”
Added Goldberg about Rock, “I do suppose it’s fantastic that Chris didn’t take it to that different place that he may have executed.”
Navarro mentioned, “Hitting someone is against the law, against the law of assault.” She mentioned whereas she felt Rock’s joke “was a lame joke, a joke in very poor style,” the joke and the slap have been “not equal.”
“In context,” Navarro mentioned, “Jada has alopecia and that’s why she shaved her head. She’s been very public about it, very weak about it, however nothing, nada condones violence at this level. Nada.”
Hostin then weighed in: “I used to be embarrassed for Will, I used to be horrified for Chris Rock. I believed Chris was the one who deserved an apology.” She mentioned Rock took “the excessive highway” after the slap, and mentioned of Smith, “I feel Will was immature, i believe he was infantile and he was violent. That’s one thing we inform our kids to not do, our kids could be suspended from college for that.”
Hostin additionally mentioned she was shocked by the standing ovation Smith acquired after his acceptance speech for his King Richard Oscar win. “I’m shocked he was not escorted out,” she mentioned, and puzzled if the Academy will let Smith maintain his Oscar.
“We’re not going to take that Oscar from him,” Goldberg mentioned. “There will probably be penalties I’m certain, however I don’t suppose that’s what they’re going to do, notably as a result of Chris mentioned ‘Hear, I’m not urgent any prices.’”
Behar closed out one of many Sizzling Matter segments by evaluating the Oscar incident with final week’s Supreme Courtroom affirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson. “Choose Jackson in all probability needed to leap up and bitch slap that Ted Cruz however she didn’t,” Behar joked. “She remained skilled.”
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