Faceplams Faceplams:  0
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 61 to 90 of 94

Thread: Will Smith punching Chris Rock

  1. #61
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    3,029
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    I've been loving this shit for 35 years.
    I really like that album as well... aside from the homophobia crowd interaction bullshit.

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,852
    Mentioned
    145 Post(s)

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    the beginning of the end
    Posts
    8,662
    Mentioned
    655 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    I really like that album as well... aside from the homophobia crowd interaction bullshit.
    yeeeah, well, dude, i'm a long ass way from homophobic. I'm not exactly straight.

    The thing is, it was 1987.

    If we're gonna retroactively get upset about every 35 or 45 or 55 year old movie or record that features a touch of homophobia, we're throwing the baby out with the bathwater, I think.

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    3,029
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    The thing is, it was 1987.

    If we're gonna retroactively get upset about every 35 or 45 or 55 year old movie or record that features a touch of homophobia, we're throwing the baby out with the bathwater, I think.
    It's more acknowledging that was fucked up then and now... like, imagine recommending that album to someone else who isn't exactly straight and you didn't give them a heads up nowadays... a shitty thing to do at the very least. And I like the album, a lot (first had it on cassette and eventually it was eaten but now I have it on 'o' vinyl and I'm happy with that).
    Last edited by MrLobster; 04-01-2022 at 12:04 PM.

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,852
    Mentioned
    145 Post(s)

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,852
    Mentioned
    145 Post(s)
    00:53 seconds in, I lost it. @ickyvicky


  7. #67
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Right here
    Posts
    2,396
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)
    @Jinsai Oh come on now, how can you hate Men in Black? This movie will never not be funny, like the fart sounds on April's Fool. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were so great together and for God's sake, they were looking for a bug in an Edgar suit!


  8. #68
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,852
    Mentioned
    145 Post(s)
    Breaking news: Will Smiths resigns from the academy.

  9. #69
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Right here
    Posts
    2,396
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    Breaking news: Will Smiths resigns from the academy.
    Yep and his statement sounds more contrite than the one he posted Monday. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/01/enter...EcnN0H-Kne7lkM

  10. #70
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,834
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    I don't really want Will Smith's career to be ruined. Honestly, never been a huge fan of his career post Fresh Prince. I just wish he would have been treated like any non rich celebrity following the assault. Also, there are reports he was never asked to leave despite the Academy claims.

  11. #71
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Hungary
    Posts
    1,376
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Beach View Post
    I don't really want Will Smith's career to be ruined. Honestly, never been a huge fan of his career post Fresh Prince. I just wish he would have been treated like any non rich celebrity following the assault. Also, there are reports he was never asked to leave despite the Academy claims.
    Either way, it's a bad look for the academy. Even if they asked and he did say no, as the organizer of the event, you can't just say "oh, okay then, carry on!" I'd personally take a slap over seeing that no one gives a shit about me getting assaulted and having to carry on to host their show. I guess if Will was not going to win the award, he would've been escorted.

  12. #72
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,191
    Mentioned
    49 Post(s)
    Hmm I wonder if you asked everyone in the Academy now to resign if they had done something on the same level or worse than a slap in the face, how many would be left? Not many I bet. Even the title of this thread is an overreaction, he didn’t even punch him

  13. #73
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,861
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    He physically assaulted a fellow member of an organization during a nationally televised event. Punch, slap, kick...it literally doesn't matter. Resign or be kicked out. He had enough sense to do the former. Keep the award...congrats and good luck. But the whataboutism hot takes are really something.

  14. #74
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    the beginning of the end
    Posts
    8,662
    Mentioned
    655 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    It's more acknowledging that was fucked up then and now... like, imagine recommending that album to someone else who isn't exactly straight and you didn't give them a heads up nowadays... a shitty thing to do at the very least. And I like the album, a lot (first had it on cassette and eventually it was eaten but now I have it on 'o' vinyl and I'm happy with that).
    I hear you, man.
    And perhaps, you need to be careful with whom you share such things, depending on what they're going through.
    I definitely understand what you're getting at.

    But I will also say that I, personally, have thickened my skin over the years.

    It's just, man, that shit is gonna come up in hip hop. It's a hyper masculine genre.
    Things are changing now, what with Lil Nas X, Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Cazwell, ILoveMakkonen, DJ Mister Cee, etc... some of these cats are massive. And that's fucking awesome.

    But if you're into hip hop, you're gonna hear some homophobic stuff.

  15. #75
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    the beginning of the end
    Posts
    8,662
    Mentioned
    655 Post(s)
    Check this out:

    So if you have a Roku box, or a Roku TV, you know how there's always that three row by two column ad to the right of your channels?

    Well, right now, it's an ad for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air on HBOmax, for just $9.99 a month!

    Good god. That's fucking shameless

  16. #76
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    3,029
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Just so I have this clear in my head...

    Rock got romantically rejected by Jada in the late 90s and ever since then has been "making jokes" at her and Will's expense? Toxic Masculinity, not just for slapping people.

  17. #77
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4,852
    Mentioned
    145 Post(s)

  18. #78
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,697
    Mentioned
    87 Post(s)

  19. #79
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Stowe, VT
    Posts
    1,633
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    I'm not convinced that rehab story is real. Not being reported by any proper news outlets that I can find.

  20. #80
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5,855
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)

  21. #81
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    4,839
    Mentioned
    279 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GulDukat View Post
    There's a paywall. Any way around it?

  22. #82
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ontari-ari-ario
    Posts
    5,374
    Mentioned
    229 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    There's a paywall. Any way around it?
    Install the appropriate browser extension. There are a couple that remove them.

  23. #83
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5,855
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GulDukat View Post
    You can read it for about five seconds, so just disconnect from the internet as soon as it loads. I do that for Rolling Stone.

  24. #84
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5,855
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tony.parente View Post
    There's a paywall. Any way around it?
    You can read it for about five seconds, so just disconnect from the internet as soon as it loads. I do that for Rolling Stone.

  25. #85
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    8,467
    Mentioned
    95 Post(s)
    Big ups to the 'shit was staged!' stalwarts.


  26. #86
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Posts
    761
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    This doesn’t mean he can’t get nominated though does it? Just that he can’t attend…

  27. #87
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Right here
    Posts
    2,396
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiusdiamond View Post
    This doesn’t mean he can’t get nominated though does it? Just that he can’t attend…
    Yes.

    Although I think it will take time before we see him in a movie again; unless he has projects that are already completed and in post production.

    On another note, I'm going to try my best to remember that Oscar night not for the man whose unresolved traumas drove him to almost completely destroy his career but for the wonderful Lady Gaga who was so caring and protective of the ailing legend Liza Minnelli.

    "I got you".
    Last edited by marodi; 04-08-2022 at 03:38 PM.

  28. #88
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Highland Park, IL
    Posts
    14,119
    Mentioned
    965 Post(s)
    I’m gonna remember it for all the “Coda” wins and the audience “applauding” in ASL.

    And when when “Minari” Best Supporting Actress winner Youn Yuh-Jung learned how to sign Troy Kotsur's name in case he won so she could announce his Best Supporting Actor win for CODA in ASL, that made me cry.




    I’m also going to remember it for Questlove and his team winning for “Summer of Soul.” Which is SUCH a great film.

    Last edited by allegro; 04-08-2022 at 08:06 PM.

  29. #89
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Right here
    Posts
    2,396
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)
    And Youn Yu-Jung was so funny too when she said that she used to complain about how people were mispronouncing her name. She's delightful.

    Troy joking about teaching bad words in ASL to President Joe and Dr Jill and being kept in check by Marlee!

    I very much enjoyed the " We don't talk about Bruno" number.

    And the tributes to Sydney Poitier, Ivan Reitman and Betty White were great too. Btw, John Travolta ended up adopting the puppy JLC had with her.

    There was a lot of good bits that night.

  30. #90
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    177
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I’m gonna remember it for all the “Coda” wins and the audience “applauding” in ASL.

    And when when “Minari” Best Supporting Actress winner Youn Yuh-Jung learned how to sign Troy Kotsur's name in case he won so she could announce his Best Supporting Actor win for CODA in ASL, that made me cry.

    That was quite beautiful, thank you for bringing that to my attention. I don't generally pay attention to the Oscars, and I wish Will Smith's BS hadn't ended up overshadowing genuine moments like this.

Posting Permissions