NOTE: If you don’t know what happened, here’s a link but be warned there’s bad language. Because we live in a world full of judgements, let me be clear, I’m NOT making fun of autoimmune diseases. I have lived with RA for two decades and generally I don’t laugh at sick people. But human behavior? I will laugh or wield sarcasm so I don’t cry in despair.
So onto my questions about or related to The Slap:
Why wasn’t Will Smith removed from the stage at the Academy Awards by security after the slap heard around the world?
Where the heck was security?
Was security even there?
Is slapping only wrong if the slapper or slappee isn’t famous?
Do two wrongs make a right now? Or not? I feel like a really need clarity on this point, because my mom insisted two wrongs did not make a right. If she was wrong, I need to know that before I see her again in the afterlife because I want to tell her she was wrong. Wait, oh crap, I think I taught my kids the same thing. What if I was wrong and they find out???? I’ll never hear the end of it. I’ll never live it down!
How am I supposed to take Will Smith seriously as an actor when his solution to a cruel joke is a slap in front of millions of viewers?
And exactly what kind of jokes did The Academy, the rest of the entertainment industry and viewers, expect from Chris Rock? I mean he isn’t known for dad jokes or knock knock jokes, right? I didn’t watch the awards because I had zero interest, but I got a news alert on my phone about the incident. (And sadly, I clicked on the replay, so I’m part of the problem, I guess.)
Which brings me to another question: What is happening in this ridiculous world when that’s the breaking news alert on my phone when there are real problems happening daily? Women are murdered by husbands, children are abused and killed by parents, scammers are stealing retirees life savings, and oh yeah, there’s a dangerous war happening…but I get breaking freaking news about two children dressed in suits playing grown ups on TV. One mouths off, the other one slaps and I’m supposed to care…why?
Was this event staged for attention because the only way to get coveted recognition for overblown egos in a world inundated by desperate people vying for notice is to be outrageous rather than good at something, or you know, just a decent, respectful, and kind person?
I just have so many questions. How about you?