Master Don Juan
- Apr 28, 2018
- Reaction score
Not at all. Had he simply waited until after Rock's routine and had a word with Rock right then and there - and then told the press he didn't appreciate Rock's joke, had let him know he didn't appreciate him making light of his wife's illness, and hoped Rock understood why he felt displeasure, the entire narrative would be different. He would have confronted Rock from a place of reason, and public perception would be 100% behind him as having stood up for his "wife" (whether she deserved to be stood up for is a completely different topic) and handled it calmly like a man. Not from a place of erratic emotion. As it stands, you still have a large contingent of the public/press acting like this was some noble action to commit assault/battery. Which is laughable.Will Smith was in a no win situation...
A) If he took action, there would be consequences (lawsuit, blacklisted from hollywood)
B) If he didnt respond, he'd be clowned even more
Option A is the best choice, but he didnt need to get physical, he could have just exchanged words with Chris Rock on stage and let it end there.
You can tell from the videos that Jada was visibly angered and pushed Will to act....
I mean maybe you could say it was a "no-win" situation simply because he is married to Jada.