Before Emancipation, Will Smith was in the headlines for this one specific reason. The reason was slapping his friend, Chris Rock, in the middle of the Academy Awards ceremony. However the actor apologized for his actions, but people seemed not to forgive the actor. Now, podcaster Joe Rogan urges people to forgive the actor.
Although Joe Rogan had expressed his views about the incident rather aggressively, the podcaster expressed his shock as the Academy allowed Smith to accept his award even after the incident. He favored Chris Rock, as Rogan believed he had only cracked a mild joke. However, this very podcaster now says people should forgive the Men in Black actor. Let us find out the reason and what the real forgiveness is, according to Rogan.
Should people forgive Will Smith for the Oscar slap incident?
While the incident triggered rage in many celebrities and laypeople, there were some people who said they understood the action of Jada Pinkett Smith’s husband. Although, after the slapping incident, Smith appeared in the first major project, Emancipation. On several occasions to promote the film, the actor opened up about his actions at the Academy Awards and apologized. Although now, Joe Rogan also believes the Emancipation actor should be forgiven, as he has suffered enough.
In his podcast, Rogan said Smith was also a human being who could commit mistakes. On his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan said, “Like, he clearly has deep remorse for what he’s done.” He also said throughout his life, Smith had received praise and love. But because of one mistake, he became unforgivable.
However, the commentator also revealed who the real person is who should truly forgive the culprit. That person is Chris Rock himself. Rogen remembered the public video of Smith apologizing to Chris Rock. He said the actor sincerely apologized for his actions. Now, the ball is really in Rock’s court as he needs to forgive his old buddy.
Do you think Chris Rock would take Rogan’s advice? Well, do you agree with whatever statements and justifications Joe Rogan just gave? Share your opinions about it in the comment box below.