Many people have weighed in on the infamous slap Will Smith laid on comedian Chris Rock shortly before accepting his Oscar for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. Many people supported Smith in the move to protect the honor of his wife, but fellow comedian/talk show host Steve Harvey says that Will Smith should’ve and could’ve handled it another way.
Harvey called the slap by Smith a “Hollywood move” because it was on national TV; it was highly unlikely that Chris Rock would retaliate. Harvey believes that if the Academy Awards Best Actor had handled it like a man backstage in the press room, it may have been entirely different.
Listen to Harvey’s POV below.