TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French believes that “it is time for comedians to cease making enjoyable of individuals’s look[s].”
French made his remark simply a few days after actor Will Smith stormed onstage throughout this yr’s reside Oscars broadcast and smacked Chris Rock throughout the face earlier than returning to his front-row seat and yelling a profanity-filled menace on the comic.
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The confrontation occurred after Rock made a joke about Smith‘s spouse, calling Jade Pinkett Smith “G.I. Jane” in reference to her bald head, which she has beforehand defined is as a result of medical situation alopecia.
On Tuesday (March 29), Jay Jay, who battled prostate most cancers in 2018, took to his Twitter to put in writing: “Nobody ought to ever hit one other particular person like @willsmith did to @chrisrock . Amongst many points this created on the #AcademyAwards2022 I believe it is time for comedians to cease making enjoyable of peoples (particularly lady) look it’s degrading and pointless”.
One musician who apparently does not share French‘s opinion is FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, who has been defending Rock on Twitter. In a single trade with a fan, Dino stated that Rock “did not know” Pinkett Smith had a medical situation and identified that Chris is “a comic” who “was employed to roast the actors” because the host of this yr’s Oscars. He went on to say that he did not suppose Rock‘s joke was “merciless,” explaining that “individuals have stated worse to [their] youngsters”.
Different musicians, like KISS frontman Paul Stanley, have criticized Hollywood for giving Smith a standing ovation when it was introduced on the Oscars that he gained finest actor for “King Richard”. Smith‘s Oscar victory occurred a number of minutes after he slapped Rock.
On Monday, Paul tweeted: “Wait… Chris Rock makes a nasty joke about Jada Pinkett‘s look. Will Smith walks onstage hits him within the face shouts out obscenities & later in tears accepts an Oscar saying ‘Love makes you do loopy issues’ to a STANDING OVATION?!? WTF Hollywood. That is not WOKE. That is WEAK”.
The next day, he elaborated: “What private points would embolden somebody sufficient to stroll onstage and ASSAULT one other particular person? THEN how may an viewers of people that imagine themselves morally and socially aware watch & spend the remainder of the evening cheering him? Unhappy and scary.”
Though most individuals imagine that stand-up comedy is about pushing boundaries and making individuals chuckle and by its very nature is supposed to impress, in recent times telling jokes has turn out to be controversial, with some matters fully off limits. A number of months in the past, Dave Chappelle confronted backlash for making quips concerning the trans neighborhood.
Smith first apologized concerning the incident on the Oscars, expressing his sorrow to the Academy and his fellow nominees in a tear-filled speech whereas accepting his “Finest Actor” trophy. A day later, he went additional in an Instagram submit, saying that “violence in all of its kinds is toxic and damaging” and calling his conduct on the Academy Awards “unacceptable and inexcusable.”
The Academy has condemned Smith‘s actions and began a proper evaluate across the incident.
Chris is scheduled to make his first public look for the reason that Oscars Wednesday evening at Boston’s Wilbur Theater, the place he’ll carry out as a part of his “Ego Loss of life” world tour.
Nobody ought to ever hit one other particular person like @willsmith did to @chrisrock. Amongst many points this created on the #AcademyAwards2022 I believe it’s time for comedians to cease making enjoyable of peoples (particularly lady) look it’s degrading and pointless
— Jay Jay French (@jayjayfrench) March 29, 2022
Nobody made enjoyable of her medical situation trigger he didn’t know she had one ,you’re studying it fallacious. He’s a comic that’s what he was employed to do roast the actors https://t.co/CIGmYbQggx
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) March 29, 2022
Positive I get the place u would suppose it may very well be insensitive as a result of her going bald is difficult for her to cope with even tho she stated she doesn’t give a fuck however in the end u know that’s not true,however I additionally don’t suppose it was a merciless joke.Folks have stated worse to there youngsters https://t.co/XpCrATJr3G
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) March 29, 2022
Wait… Chris Rock makes a nasty joke about Jada Pinkett’s look. Will Smith walks onstage hits him within the face shouts out obscenities & later in tears accepts an Oscar saying “Love makes you do loopy issues” to a STANDING OVATION?!? WTF Hollywood. That’s not WOKE. That’s WEAK
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 28, 2022
“Unacceptable Conduct”? What private points would embolden somebody sufficient to stroll onstage and ASSAULT one other particular person? THEN how may an viewers of people that imagine themselves morally and socially aware watch & spend the remainder of the evening cheering him? Unhappy and scary.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 30, 2022
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