Here’s what I think happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock during last night’s Oscars…
First off, comedian Chris Rock is not getting enough credit for his poise and class. How many people would have reacted the way he did to such an awful and ugly thing? In front of the whole wide world, Rock’s sucker-punched/slapped by a man-baby who easily has 40 pounds on him. Rock’s reaction? He doesn’t give up even an inch of ground. Then he makes a joke: “Will Smith just slapped the shit out of me!” Then he addresses Smith’s abusive heckling to shut Smith down. Then he makes another joke about this being “the greatest night in television history.” Then he went on with the show.
Extraordinary, just extraordinary.
The Oscars should ask Chris Rock to host the show next year just so that he can get the biggest laugh in history walking out in a neck brace.
However, none of that diminishes the fact that this was by far the ugliest moment in the Academy’s already bruised history. And as the public processes what happened over the coming days, it will be remembered as something even uglier, mainly because Smith was allowed to get away with it.
Rock was there to present the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. He made an anodyne joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and her short hair… “Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2,” was all he said.
How is that an insult?
At the time, all the hoopla around GI Jane (1997) was about how great Demi Moore looked in the starring role.
Apparently, Jada suffers from alopecia areata, which causes hair loss, but comparing your wife to 1997-era Demi Moore (or Demi Moore today for that matter) is far from an insult.
At first, Smith laughed. But Jada laughed for only about a half-second and then rolled her eyes. Next thing we know, Smith stomps on the stage, hits Rock with a sucker slap, stomps off the stage, and starts yelling from his seat, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
What a baby.
What a bully.
Here’s what I think is really going on… Just one man’s opinion…
Jada’s been running her mouth for years about how she cuckolds Will Smith with extra-marital affairs by way of their “open marriage.” So Will Smith walked into Sunday’s Oscars a man who’s been serially humiliated by his own wife and who tries to put on a face about how he’s okay with it. Smith’s humiliation goes back even further to Jada’s “close friendship” with the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Put yourself in Smith’s position…
You’re one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Your screen image is that of a tough guy who can handle himself, who’s never caught off guard or made to look like a beta male, and in real life, your wife is openly discussing the fact you’re a cuckold.
None of this is a secret:
Smith himself has appeared on the show, most notably for a frank discussion with Jada about a period of non-monogamy in their marriage. “The pursuit of truth is the only way to be happy in this lifetime,” Smith told me. “And we sort of came to the agreement that authenticity was the release from the shackles of fame and public scrutiny.” When you tell the truth, the pair reasoned, you never have to fear being found out.
What’s more, Smith is obviously uncomfortable with it:
“Jada never believed in conventional marriage,[Smith said].… Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection,” Smith told me. “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”
And this is not some one-time thing. In his own memoir, Smith discussed his “raging jealousy” about his wife’s relationship with Tupac Shakur in the 90s–the early days of Smith and Pinkett’s courtship and marriage:
“Though they were never intimate, their love for each other is legendary – they defined ‘ride or die,’” he writes. “In the beginning of our relationship, my mind was tortured by their connection. He was PAC! And I was me.”
“Pac was like Harry [Will Smith’s younger brother] – he triggered the perception of myself as a coward,” Smith continues. “I hated that I wasn’t what he was in the world, and I suffered a raging jealousy: I wanted Jada to look at me like that.”
So now everyone knows about this, including everyone in Hollywood, and the effect on Smith has got to be utter humiliation.
So, now, let’s fast-forward to Sunday night, and Smith knows everyone knows, knows it’s being talked about more than ever, and then Oscar host Regina Hall ridicules your cuckold status with this joke.
That’s my opinion of the psychology behind this…
Despite what some left-wing sociopaths are saying, Rock didn’t deserve that. It was an uncontrolled, rage-filled overreaction on Smith’s part that had nothing to do with Rock and everything to do with a cuckold’s need to reassert his manhood in front of a world that’s either laughing at him or pitying him.
Just my opinion. That’s all this is…
People in open marriages pretend to be sophisticated but I see this as an example of how crippling and psychologically battering infidelity is. I would add that it would not surprise me if Will Smith now looks like an even weaker man in Jada’s eyes. Why would she be impressed by her husband’s lack of control and his targeting of Rock, who is a much smaller man? This wasn’t chivalry. This was insecurity and weakness, this was their dirty laundry put on display in front of the whole world.
Will Smith Once Said He Makes Blockbuster Movies So Jada Pinkett-Smith Won’t Leave Him
- Published onFebruary 14, 2021 – on Cheatsheet.com
Will Smith became the biggest star in the world in the ’90s. He had a hit TV show with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He had the biggest blockbuster movies of the year with Independence Day, Men In Black and other popular action movies. He had a lucrative music career simultaneously until he retired from rap in the ’00s to focus on acting and producing. And, he once said he did it all to keep his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, from leaving him.
At the press junket for I Am Legend in 2007, the star discussed his career. He outlined his ambitions and plans for success, and explained how it relates to keeping Jada happy.
Will Smith had a real life ‘Hitch’ experience before Jada Pinkett Smith
In Hitch, Alex Hitchens (Smith) became a relationship expert because catching his girlfriend cheating on him hurt so much. The actor had a similar experience in real life, but instead devoted his career to entertainment industry success.
“I was probably about 15 years old when my first girlfriend cheated on me,” he said. “It so destroyed my concept of cause and effect in the universe, that you could be good and good stuff happens and when you’re bad, bad stuff happens. Well, that’s not true. [The way] I processed why she cheated on me was that I wasn’t good enough. I remember laying in my bed, making a decision that I would never not be good enough again, that that was the last time in my life that I would ever not be good enough.”
He added that girlfriend remained the driving force for his success from The Fresh Prince through his movies.
“In that bizarre, hurt 15-year-old’s mind, it was ‘OK, then no-one will ever be able to cheat on me, and no-one will ever leave me if I’m good enough,’” he said. “I may have gone a little overboard with it in my mind.”
Will Smith is still trying to keep Jada Pinkett Smith from cheating on him or leaving him
By 2007, Smith had many more hits to his credit including Hitch, I, Robot and Shark Tale. By then, he was married to Jada and they were raising Jaden and Willow.
“Jada has to have that look,” he said. “I can’t function if she doesn’t have that look in her eyes. So that means with my movies, that means as a father, that means as a husband and everything that I do in my life, I have to educate myself to the place that I can contend as the best on Earth. And that’s the only way to keep my woman from leaving me.”
The first woman who gave him ‘that look’
Even before his 15-year-old girlfriend, Smith got a taste for fame and admiration. It began in his own family.
“There’s a very central idea in my life,” he said. “My grandmother just thought that I was just the greatest. She always had us playing the piano and doing recitations at church and all of that. There was a look of pride that my grandmother would have in her eyes that became the fuel that I need for Life. Like I need my woman and daughter and mother and women in general to look at me with that look. That’s it, baby!”