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REAL OR STAGED? One Conservative Makes Mind-Blowing Observation about the Will Smith/Chris Rock “Oscars Slap”

Was the now-infamous Will Smith/Chris Rock slap real, or was it staged? My view, the one that I think is more supported by the facts, is that it was real, but many disagree, so that’s the question swirling around the internet in the wake of the slap joked about round the world. For those who haven’t seen it yet, watch the incident here:

On one hand, it was super cringey and overall ridiculous, so it seems like the sort of thing the Hollywood regime would fake for ratings.

Just think about it (and this is a summary of the main argument swirling around the internet, not a statement of fact about whether the incident was fake or not): Rock made a kinda clever, kinda funny joke that was received by the audience with tepid applause and laughter. In some videos, it even looks like Will Smith was laughing at first!

Then, all of a sudden, he walked up and slapped Chris Rock for the joke he might have been laughing about moments before.

Why? Perhaps because it was staged, at least according to some conspiracy theorists.

Plus, given that Jada Smith cheated on Will Smith, the whole incident seems a bit odd. What honor of Jada’s was he defending by assaulting Chris Rock? Matt Walsh pointed that out in a very funny tweet, saying:

Will Smith will not tolerate other men making jokes about his wife. He will however tolerate other men having sex with his wife. This is a man of principle.

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An article on more of the arguments regarding why the incident might have been staged, particularly what the body language of the two men shows, is available here. The main argument from that perspective stems around this: actors know how to fake fights and slaps/punches and based on how the two were standing and their brief smiles right after the incident, it looks to some like the slap was a light one that looked far more severe than it was.

But, on the other hand, it very well could have been completely real. Jada Smith, as I made a point of in my original article on the incident, infamously cheated on Will Smith and then made that infidelity and his status as a cuckold public knowledge in a highly publicized interview. That humiliation for Will Smith must be so severe that any subject surrounding his marriage is a sore one.

Further,  why would Smith detonate his career and become a joke just so the Oscars could get a bit of social media buzz the next day? He looks like a fool in the video, particularly when he started heckling Chris Rock afterward, so he would have gained nothing from the incident and potentially lost a good bit.

Well, what if the real point wasn’t whether the incident was real or fake, but rather that it shows the drift toward emotion that represents our time? Who cares whether the Oscars staged it or Will Smith actually assaulted Rock: the fact is that the whole incident seems real enough.

Why does it seem so real? Because it’s representative of our society’s drift away from reason and restraint and toward emotion. Cernovich pointed that out in a brilliant, eye-opening tweet, saying:



Will Smith committed a violent crime, took no responsibility, and then blamed it on his feelings. Perfect encapsulation of our times.

Indeed. That’s probably the real lesson for all of this, the part that really matters: Will Smith’s actions, motivated by real emotions or just staged to look like it, show how our society has drifted away from what used to undergird it and now emotions and feelings are what are the main, motivating forces.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr.