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  • Jonno White

Chris Rock was wrong to tell that joke about Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett-Smith...

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Will Smith hit Chris Rock in the face at the Oscars.


But Chris Rock was in the wrong...

I was watching the Oscars live with my wife, Liz.


Chris Rock came onto the stage.


Then he told his (now infamous) joke...


"Jada, I love ya. GI Jane 2, can’t wait to see it.”


There was nervous laughter.


It didn't seem to land particularly well.


But it also didn't seem to cause a massive stir.


For everyone except Will Smith, that is.


The joke was about Jada's short-cut hairstyle and outfit looking like a female version of GI Joe - GI Jane.


For context, Jada Pinkett-Smith suffers from alopecia, a medical condition causing hairloss.


Suddenly everyone watched with interest as Will Smith walked onto the stage.


Rock smiled nervously.


Smith strutted.


The crowd waited.


...


Then Will Smith smacked Chris across the mouth.


In my opinion the joke was out of line.


It was inappropriate.


So Will Smith's actions were completely justified.


...


Or were they?


Absolutely. Not.


'Difficult people' have one thing in common.


They have unrealistic expectations.