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Sat Apr 2, 2022, 03:30 PM

Re. Smith/Rock Debacle and for this reason: As Smith and Rock may be role models for young men, I

find their behavior intolerable.

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Reply Re. Smith/Rock Debacle and for this reason: As Smith and Rock may be role models for young men, I (Original post)
cornball 24 Apr 2022 OP
nycbos Apr 2022 #1
cornball 24 Apr 2022 #2
jrthin Apr 2022 #5
Blue_Adept Apr 2022 #10
BlackSkimmer Apr 2022 #11
jrthin Apr 2022 #13
BlackSkimmer Apr 2022 #19
nycbos Apr 2022 #22
nycbos Apr 2022 #9
BlackSkimmer Apr 2022 #21
Skittles Apr 2022 #16
ForgedCrank Apr 2022 #3
jrthin Apr 2022 #6
Raine Apr 2022 #7
nini Apr 2022 #23
jrthin Apr 2022 #4
JenniferJuniper Apr 2022 #8
BlackSkimmer Apr 2022 #12
jrthin Apr 2022 #14
Treefrog Apr 2022 #15
SYFROYH Apr 2022 #17
BlackSkimmer Apr 2022 #20
JI7 Apr 2022 #18
kacekwl Apr 2022 #24

Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 03:32 PM

1. Only one of them decided to settle a dispute with violence.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 03:56 PM

2. One said something inappropriate to a huge audience.

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Response to cornball 24 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:12 PM

5. The joke was not inappropriate. Some may have found the joke

unfunny, but it certainly wasn't inappropriate, IMHO

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Response to jrthin (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:47 PM

10. Jokes that punch down are generally not appropriate.

This gets talked about a lot with comedy and people have a lot of blind spots on it in what they consider punching down as well.

You may not think it was punching down, but there are a whole lot of people who do, including a lot of black women going by many of their responses to the joke itself.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 05:41 PM

11. Wanda Sykes disagrees.

And she’s not the only black woman who does.

How in hell is a millionaire telling a joke about another millionaire while comparing her to another millionaire “punching down?”

Oh, and IBTL.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 05:50 PM

13. Exactly. That's what comedians do: call out the rich and powerful.

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Response to jrthin (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 07:59 PM

19. Exactly.

Poor widdle Will probably couldn’t handle Ricky Gervais.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 09:11 PM

22. IBTL?

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Response to cornball 24 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:33 PM

9. Will Smith laughed first.

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Then saw how his wife was looking at him. THEN he made a decison to sucker punch a comedian at a comic roast.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:45 PM

21. And he'd never have hit a larger man.

Hell, Amy Schumer insulted his marriage, and somehow he was able to let that go.

He made this story what it is, and now everyone knows who he is. And how pathetic he is.

I still remember him saying how he’d NEVER kiss a man for a movie part. Well, I doubt he’ll get a lot of offers in the future, so no worries.

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Response to cornball 24 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 07:10 PM

16. oh nonsense

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:07 PM

3. Who would prop up

any of these people as a role model?
Almost all of them are rich spoiled brats with zero realistic connection to average people and their daily struggles.
I can think of scant few who actually deserve my respect.

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Response to ForgedCrank (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:13 PM

6. +1000

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Response to ForgedCrank (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:15 PM

7. Exactly nt

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Response to ForgedCrank (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 09:20 PM

23. Both of them had difficult childhoods

So, saying they have no idea about daily struggles doesn't really apply. I understand why you said that but to me it just shows money can't buy happiness whether you're born in it or earned it.

I agree celebrities being role models is dumb unless they're like Dolly Parton who lives the giving back to the world like very few others.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:10 PM

4. I think Chris Rock behaved exemplary handling the assault.

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Response to jrthin (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 04:17 PM

8. I agree. Imagine if he hit back?

Not that it was a fight he could win.

Still he handled far better than most probably would have.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 05:41 PM

12. Smith wouldn't have hit a larger man.

He hit a smaller man who is older than he.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 05:51 PM

14. And that makes Smith a bully.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 06:58 PM

15. These threads keep popping up.

Lmao. It’s like whack-a-mole, but the hosts are losing!

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 07:20 PM

17. This is still bog (eta: big) news and being covered on most news stations

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There really is a lot to unpack.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 08:39 PM

20. I agree, both that it's big news, and "bog" news as you said.

Bog in the English meaning lol.

But yes, this story is everywhere, and I expect it will stay that way at least until the Academy pulls its collective finger out and makes some decision.

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 07:51 PM

18. What behavior of Chris Rock ?

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Response to cornball 24 (Original post)

Sat Apr 2, 2022, 11:02 PM

24. They should meet in person

share a beverage of their choice and apologize to each other. Shake hands and be done with this once and for all. Smith is out of the Oscars so that's settled. Let's move on guys.

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