Will Smith slaps Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars

Did you happen to watch the Oscars? Well if you didn’t, they gave out some awards, edited some speeches, and oh yeah, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face.

Like anyone who has been on the Internet for over a decade, I thought this was fake.

I was wrong.

This was as real as it gets.

This moment is heading full-speed into the Take Cycle. I’m expecting think pieces with the following themes to dominate the Internet:

  • Will Smith is going through a mental breakdown.
  • Chris Rock needs to be canceled.
  • It was just a joke.
  • Talk shit, get hit.
  • You never know the battles someone is going through.
  • It was a cheap shot joke.
  • You can’t hit someone like that.

Whatever your take might be, tonight is why I “lace ’em up.” This is why I spend hundreds of hours watching movies, writing about the Oscars, and reading every piece of journalism I can get my hands on about actors and actresses. I will NEVER forget this moment.

I’m going to be a dweeb here, but I want to celebrate CODA running a fantastic campaign, capping it off with a win for Best Picture. I’ll let Twitter settle the Smith/Rock debate for me.

Middle Man Dan strikes again!

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