The incident at the Oscars on March 27 in which Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for making a G.I. Jane joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s buzzcut has continued to make headlines for the actor. Comedian Tom Segura recently added his voice to the debate, voicing his disapproval of Smith’s actions. Segura said he had no respect for Smith after the Oscars incident and called the actor entitled during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.
Tom Segura’s response to the Will Smith/Chris Rock Oscars scandal is explored
Tom Segura is the latest A-lister to weigh in on the slapping incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards. Smith was called entitled and criticized for his assault on Rock by comedian Pat McAfee on a recent episode of The Pat McAfee Show. You’re entitled to assault one of the all-time greats if your feelings have been hurt, and we have a list of the cowards, the spineless cowards, in Hollywood and the comedy world who think they can get away with it. Segura also threatened those who did not defend Chris Rock, saying, “We’re going to ruin your life if you don’t stand up and say some for Chris Rock.” Please understand that this is important information for me to relay to you.
He went on to rephrase his position on entitlement and express his contempt for Smith. Segura, meanwhile, called on others to join her in condemning the actor. This is completely bonkers. It’s almost like an extreme overstatement. It’s a common occurrence that you encounter frequently. I mean, entitlement is written all over the place, and it was on full exhibit there. The more individuals who feel the same way as I do about something point out their dislike for it. The Your Mom’s House presenter blasted Smith’s Best Actor award after the slapping incident, saying, “It’s a very powerful, very rich, prominent actor who simply said, Yeah, I didn’t like that. I am going to hit you, then take his award, revel in the applause, and relax for the rest of the evening.
When McAfee questioned Segura if he believed it, Segura gave the same answer. At first, Rock assumed Smith had contacted him to deliver a comedic response to his comment. He expressed his confidence that Rock will overcome the setback and go on with his life, saying, “Clearly, that’s going to happen.” He expects that to occur. Incredibly, he was able to heal and go on. It’s crazy that Smith that person, can get away with it. It’s a sense of entitlement, that’s all. The Academy said that Smith was asked to leave the venue following the slapping incident, but he stayed. This prompted the condemnation from Segura.
Moreover, the group declared that disciplinary action against the King Richard star had begun. Previous to this, Will Smith had written a statement in which he addressed the event and apologized to Chris Rock for his actions. On the other hand, the latter mentioned not too long ago that he was still digesting the startling event.