The Slap heard around the world and other things
Just in case you didn’t see it, here is right after the incident.
Yes, that is right, I’m back after a forced break by life getting in my way. The best part is I’m a lot stronger than I was, and my focus is back where it should be. A lot has gone on since I last updated you all on what’s going on. I will check in on that and current events in the real world.
Will Smith and the slap was heard around the world (Except in the USA, where it was cut out)
It all starts with comedian Chris Rock making a G.I. Jane joke at the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada Pickett Smith. It needs to be noted upfront that Jada has Alopecia’s hair loss condition. As a result of this, according to reports, she decided to shave her head. It’s a personal choice, and it should be respected; plus, I think she pulls off the look.
Now to discuss the elephant in the room, Chris Rock’s Joke. On a human level, did he cross the line? Yes. However, from a public relations perspective, the fact that Jada Pickett Smith shared her issue with hair loss. The results from that are on her. She and her husband are public figures, so anything they do or anyone else in the public eye is fair game.
The problem was made worse by Will Smith; going up on stage and slapping the “s@%t” out of Chris Rock (in his own words) caused the problem worse. We are two days out from the Oscars, and people are still talking about it, telling us where the priorities are for those in our country. This incident wiped the Ukraine/Russia war off the front page of every newspaper in the world, and then, to top this off, the slap overshadowed Smith’s Oscar win. The optics of the situation looks dire for Smith, no matter how you look at this. The biggest reason he’s apologizing is he and his people know he is going to lose endorsements and potential movie contracts.
Breaking News: 6:23 pm EST on March 30, 2022
According to CNN and the AP, The Academy’s Board of Governors says Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars and “refused” and says it has opened disciplinary proceedings against him.
Speaking of the Ukraine/Russia war, It’s was the worlds leading headline for four almost five weeks. Things happening in this unprovoked and bring back memories of World War II. Many are comparing to the idea that this may be the start of World War III. Since there are similarities, from a historical aspect, this as an event can’t be ignored. We, as a nation, need to remember our history as we all know it repeats itself. I know that Ukraine is not a NATO nation, but it comes down to a fundamental human rights issue. Is Russia wrong? Yes, Is Russia losing this war yes. The next question comes down to the idea is what is the Russian Federation going to do next? I wish I had the answer to that question, but I know what I will do to protect my family and business.
Lastly, a minor update on me, Many things in my life are starting to settle down. However, I learned something more about myself that I had a feeling on, but was never too sure of till last December. I found out that I have a disability, one that I was expecting, but it didn’t sink in till I saw it on paper. I have finally come to terms with it and, for the most part, am starting to understand it. It’s not going to change things, but I can now explain why things were the way they happened in the past, and now I can look toward the future.
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