☕ Morning fam,
Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Oscars gave the world a tiny glimpse into dysfunction in black America, that it permeates all the way up through black celebrity and high society. The baggage is very real. Negro actors/actresses sill value white validation over building their own industry, all while crying about racism within the academy.
Chris Rock hosted again, doing what he does best, tapdancing for white folks. The highlight of the night wasn’t Will Smith winning an Oscar for King Richard, a film about the accomplishments of Venus and Serena Williams father, but Will getting in his feelings about a joke Chris Rock made about Jada and then responding in a typical, stereotypical fashion…. This wasn’t a man protecting his wife’s honor, this was an overreaction and overcompensation for himself being the butt of jokes about her stepping out on him with one of their son’s friends.
I don’t give af about the Oscars or any of these award shows, but I do understand the value that is placed upon them within the industry. Will Smith, is what? One of only a handful of black actors to win an Oscar. And on a night when all eyes are on him, what does he do? Dude couldn’t maintain his composure, he was triggered, reactionary … instead of anticipating a joke being thrown their way because he was nominated. His response took the attention away from what the night was supposed to be about and put it on the Smiths. Personally, I think it all was staged, viewership is down and despite King Richard, nobody cares about Will or Jada. Or Chris. Now the Smiths and the Oscars are the topic of conversation. Had that kerfuffle not happened, the topic of conversation today would be bad ratings.
Let’s say the exchange was real, Will has no one to blame but himself. He put his family and marriage in the public spotlight and opened the door for public ridicule. Its disingenuous to get mad when others walk through it.
This shit is black people all day, we stay opening doors then crying about other people walking through them…