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18. I disagree.
Mon Mar 28, 2022, 06:41 PM
Mar 2022

As a fat nerdy kid, I was bullied nonstop for years. My parents talking with school administrators (both came to Principal’s Office to complain) and even taking some of the perpetrators to court for assault did not end it. It ended one day when years of rage finally vented out in one brutal violent event where I nearly beat my tormentor unconscious. A friend of that kid then decided to attack me a week later and I threw him head first into the street and probably in hind sight gave him a concussion. I never was bullied again though and luckily faced no legal consequences. City police had extensive records documenting that I was bullied, so even if a complaint was filed, they clearly took no action.

Sometimes violence is the answer.

That said, it has its place, and Will Smith was completely in the wrong.

Violence is unacceptable. Period. [View all] liberalmediaaddict Mar 2022 OP
Yes SoCalDavidS Mar 2022 #1
The Academy supposedly has a zero tolerance JenniferJuniper Mar 2022 #2
If a stranger had made their way in and punched Rock...n/t leftstreet Mar 2022 #4
Obviously, the Academy DOES NOT HAVE a zero tolerance policy against violence. Raster Mar 2022 #5
Smith is having an emotional / mental breakdown. That should factor. nt LexVegas Mar 2022 #3
Is he? I hadn't heard that... dixiechiken1 Mar 2022 #7
Sure seems like it. If you watch him during and immediately after the joke, he was laughing BlackSkimmer Mar 2022 #10
Thats why I have mixed feelings about the incident. TheRealNorth Mar 2022 #13
If he was that unstable, he should have stayed home. tinrobot Mar 2022 #14
Or possibly just plain drunk Mr.Bill Mar 2022 #19
So is he going to be placed in a conservatorship SoonerPride Mar 2022 #26
Nah Lunabell Mar 2022 #6
Nah. You can't even hit a NAZI, but I would be hard pressed to harshly criticize someone who did. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2022 #9
Well, there is the phrase, "the only good nazi is a dead Nazi". That was from WWII, but madinmaryland Mar 2022 #21
I firmly believe in this. The Grand Illuminist Mar 2022 #8
It's also illegal last time I checked liberalmediaaddict Mar 2022 #12
He was arrested for aggravated assault in 1989 The Grand Illuminist Mar 2022 #15
Yeah, Smith had 40 lbs on Rock. Don't believe for a second Smith slaps Dave Chapple who is swolte uponit7771 Mar 2022 #24
I thought this OP might be about the war in Ukraine, panader0 Mar 2022 #11
Indeed. The placement and investment of passion can be telling Torchlight Mar 2022 #17
Verbal abuse is also unacceptable. Period. pinkstarburst Mar 2022 #16
Comparing Jada to an athletic badass Demi More is "verbal abuse" ?! I'm not getting this at all .. uponit7771 Mar 2022 #22
I disagree. NutmegYankee Mar 2022 #18
To me what's insane is the media referring to it as a "slap". Initech Mar 2022 #20
+1, we all saw Smith LAUGHING too !! Now people are trying to gas light and say he didn't get the uponit7771 Mar 2022 #23
If that's a blanket statement its absurd, violence is perfectly acceptable under some circumstances. Dial H For Hero Mar 2022 #25
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