It’s been over a year since the infamous Oscar slap that led to its near-cancellation will Smith. Now another Academy Awards ceremony has been and gone, but Smith’s attack on Chris Rock in front of millions of people is still a topic of debate. a close friend of smith, Cedric the EntertainerHe recently spoke out about what he believes is a miscarriage of justice that has led to a backlash against Smith, which shouldn’t happen because everyone is allowed to make human mistakes.
Cedric, who is best known for his stand-up comedy and starring in movies like barber shop And neighborhoodHe expressed his feelings on the subject to the Daily Mail. While talking about how he thinks Smith was the subject of “internet backlash,” the comedian said there was also more to it than just the joke. He said:
“People are human and they make human mistakes. So the idea of cutting people out of their lives and saying they can’t exist anymore or they shouldn’t, I feel like that’s a bridge too far. And it’s usually done in a sense of the blind power of the internet. It’s the people who don’t have a real connection. With it, they just offer an opinion in the moment, and then they jump on the wave and create this thing that rushes at you making you look like the worst human in the world. When it was one mistake, it was a mistake.”
Cedric hit back at the idea of anyone canceling a mistake, no matter what, or who they are.
“To me, I think the idea of people abolishing any kind of act, if you’re not doing something for the kids, or for a woman as a man, and then again, if you’re just doing something, or drunk driving or adultery, all those things that People want to abolish people for the sake of it; I feel, again, that we don’t allow ourselves enough opportunity to be human.”
Will Smith’s slap wasn’t just an Academy Awards joke.
Although the initial reaction to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock strongly suggested that he overreacted to one joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric debunked the notion. According to him, the slap was the result of a long history of beef between Rock and Smith that had just built up that night.
“A lot of people thought it was the same joke, but there were clearly real undertones that led to this kind of behavior, especially from Will Smith and Chris Rock, to be honest. Ultimately as a man, there is a degree, they both had a huge downfall because of it.”
The comedian ended his thoughts by saying that over time a line has been drawn in the sand and everyone will move on, but not necessarily in the near future.
“I feel, again, there were some things that were crossed, like real lines. I think we would like the world to be a place where we can go beyond and transcend it. But then again, when people draw lines in the sand, sometimes you get those tough arguments that We’ll have to deal with it and we may not be ready to deal with it. But I’m encouraged they’ll get through it nonetheless.”
Will Smith is currently filming bad boys 4, Which will be one of the big tests of how audiences will move on from last year’s Oscar incident.