Denny Hamlin from the rafters with a take on the Will Smith/Chris Rock slap.
I mean, it was probably the wildest thing I’ve ever witnessed on live TV in my entire life (why I was actually watching the Oscars live… I have no idea), but… nobody has stopped talking about it since.
I mean, I know what he’s getting at, but is that really the answer?
He’s saying that if more people got smacked for being assholes, less people would act like assholes… and while I tend to agree to an extent, it’s not the simple.
Chris Rock wasn’t just some guy being an asshole, he’s a comedian whose job it is to make people laugh on stage. And at awards shows, all the high profile celebs in the audience should expect to get roasted… Oscars, CMA Awards, Golden Globes (remember when Ricky Gervais went scorched Earth on them?), doesn’t matter what awards show it is.
Granted, Chris Rock’s joke was kind of dumb, not very funny, and he didn’t know she had alopecia, but by the way Will laughed at first, something tells me this is more about Will and Jada than it is about the joke.
We’ve all met the guy who is a complete asshole, was never disciplined as a child, and you say to yourself, “I bet nobody every kicked his ass.” You know who I’m talking about… the jagoffs that scream “my dad’s a lawyer” after the bouncer throws them out for grabbing a girl’s ass at the bar.
Is 57-year-old professional comedian and actor Chris Rock making jokes at the Oscars THAT guy? The spoiled brat who needs to get taught a lesson?
No… he’s not.
And while I like Denny Hamlin a lot (he’s my wife’s #1 driver in the Cup Series), I think he might want to pay a little more attention to the track sitting down there in 22nd place.
A number of other race fans weren’t feeling his ice cold take either:
Are you serious? The guy is telling jokes and the assailant was laughing at his jokes. Come on Denny, be better. If Chris was personally attacking him, yes put him in his place. Not here, when the guy is telling jokes in good fun. Get over yourself. https://t.co/FXcJTEDk2e
🤡 🤡 🤡 how does this bozo have the support he does his takes are trash I tell you t-r-a-s-h all he does is distract himself from winning championships how do you people not see this + he thinks being a pussy who cant take a joke is cool how fucking LAME. https://t.co/uPXuhVy01i