Because Jada Pinkett Smith couldn’t take a mild joke from comedian Chris Rock, the art of comedy itself is now under attack and we may have already past the point of no return.
By now everyone already knows what happened.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on global television because his wife was bothered by a joke that wouldn’t even qualify as a PG. “G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it”. That is all it took to send Will Smith into a rage that led to him assaulting and screaming at Chris Rock in front of a global audience.
While the likes of Tyler Perry and Bradley Cooper consoled Will Smith’s fragile ego before he was awarded his first Academy Award, the precedent that this incident has already started to take place and it’s leading to a place that signals the end of society.
The narrative that it is justified to physically assault a comedian if they make a joke that offends you is the exact notion that is going to kill comedy (and free speech) and we can all thank Will & Jada’s horrible sham of a marriage for it.
The progressive left for years has been trying to convince society that words are a form of violence and violence is a justified reaction to words. It has more to do with the fact that progressives are incredibly soft and can’t handle criticism. Like most communists, progressives believe in surpassing speech through violence.
Many people on social media including those in the Academy themselves are claiming that Chris Rock deserved to get hit because he made a joke about a black woman’s hair.
The same people who scream about Nazis have no problem using the tactics of Stalin.
But this time around, even left-wing comedians are speaking out against the Smiths and are taking a stand because they know what this incident means for them. If we allow Will & Jada to declare open season on comedy, then everyone in the business has a target on their back and they know it.
Multiple big-name comedians are taking a hard-line stance against Will Smith and the people defending his assault on Chris Rock.
I mean, it's amazing that twitter attacking comedians for making jokes here about last night don't see that they're doing the same shit Will did last night. When people take jokes literally, society is just over.— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) March 28, 2022
Let me tell you something, it’s a very bad practice to walk up on stage and physically assault a Comedian.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 28, 2022
Now we all have to worry about who wants to be the next Will Smith in comedy clubs and theaters.
There’s never an excuse for violence.— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) March 28, 2022
It’s not ok to come up on stage and hit a dude cause you don’t like the humor. It’s not ok at a Comedy Club, concert hall or hosting some cheeseball award show. Chris Rock is a stand up comedian and a standup guy who carried on. I think I would have run.— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) March 28, 2022
Fuck Will Smith's candy ass smacking a dude 4 inches shorter and 50lbs lighter. He's just in his feelings cause his bald headed bitch been fuckin around on him for years and he takes it. We all know who he wishes he could slap. #CuckWill— Tom Segura AKA Mr. Ladybug (@tomsegura) March 28, 2022
Very nervous for my shows at the @TheIrvineImprov tomorrow and Tuesday. Anyone have a catcher’s mask I can borrow?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 28, 2022
Somebody in #willsmith’s circle needs to tell him that there is no way what he did tonight won’t result in a comedian somewhere getting beat up or killed. He green lit a lot of violence.— Hal Sparks (@HalSparks) March 28, 2022
There’s gonna need to be a lot of clean up.
What was your worst gig ever?— Joe Zimmerman (@joezimmerman) March 28, 2022
Chris Rock: Well, way back when I was 57, this unhinged man took the stage and hit me, and security didn’t do anything. He just kept yelling and I had to settle him down myself. And right after I got off stage, they gave that guy an award.
Will Smith owes Chris Rock a huge apology. There is no excuse for what he did. He’s lucky Chris is not filing assault charges. The excuses he made tonight were bullshit.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 28, 2022
Will Smith laughs at the joke. Laughed at it. Then, in 3 seconds, he’s so full of uncontrollable rage that he needs to ‘protect his family’. Entitled child man. Team Chris Rock. Always. pic.twitter.com/Cd8VWlXbNF— Pete Zedlacher (@zedlacher) March 28, 2022
Chris Rock is a comedy ICON who has told jokes at everyone’s expense for three plus decades. He’s earned our respect. If he can get slapped (and humiliated) on national TV for telling a fairly mild joke, anyone can.— the lucas bros (@lucasbros) March 28, 2022
reminder: he’s a scientologist— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) March 28, 2022
Two years ago, I wrote an article entitled “Comedy Is Dead…And The Left Killed It“
Back then I asked will left of center comedians who are at the forefront of defending free speech finally take a stand a say “enough is enough” to protect the sanity of the business that made them stars in the first place? Or will everyone fold and allow the definition of comedy to be dictated by political brown shirts who will tell you what you can and can’t laugh at.
It is time to draw a line in the sand…You are either in favor of free speech 100% or your next comedy gig is going to end with you being stretchered out because you offended a mentally unstable progressive.
The time for fence sitting is over.