Did Will Smith normalize the man slap when he attacked Chris Rock on the Academy Award stage for telling Jada bald jokes?
We have two data points to suggest he did.
In the first, a student walks up to his teacher and gives him five fingers on the cheek. The teacher then cowers in pain. (This could be fake, but who knows?)
Bro been watching too much Will Smith pic.twitter.com/qHSbqcJsnW— Millie ✬ (@MillieFunnyAf) April 6, 2022
In the second, a junior tennis player slaps his opponent at the net. (This clearly happened for real.)
Number 1 seeded player Michael Kouame from France 🇫🇷 slaps Raphael Nii Ankrah 🇬🇭 after losing in the ongoing TGF ITF jnrs world tour at the Accra sports stadium pic.twitter.com/pj4WjfifXZ— KENNETH KWESI GIBSON 🎾 (@Kwesi_Gibson) April 4, 2022
Will Smith didn't have to curse to sell records. But he still ended up being a worse influence than the guy who did.