A Moment of Shame

Dear Readers,

Question, why is the Black community taking sides in support of Will Smith and Jada for that shameful moment during the Oscars? First, did anybody paid attention to the fact that African Americans made history on Sunday, March 27, during the 94th Oscars, how, the presence of Latin and African American population was dominant. Will Smith’s behavior is a slap in the face for the men and women who battled through slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, beatings, lynching’s, and having to go through back doors. Why, so Black people can stand, sit and walk where we are today, and to be acknowledged for our creativity in a society that views people of color as less than deserving because of the color of our skin or gender.

People are claiming that Will Smith behavior is justified because he was defending his Queen. No, because a true Queen would have held him back. A true Queen would have laughed it off and dealt with the situation in private. A true Queen does not allow her king to disgrace his name and reputation. Let’s role back the video tape of time, Jada P. Smith is a home wrecker who in recent years has began dismantling and attacking her husband’s manhood. A true Queen stay loyal to her king, she does not roll around in the gutter lowering herself to the standard of a side chick. The Smith family thrives on displaying how dysfunctional and grimy they live. People are saying that Chris Rock attached Jada because she is struggling with alopecia; were they listening he made no reference to her hair or health condition. I say and stand firm that Chris Rock should not have attached another man’s wife, that slap wasn’t about what Chris Rock said, it was about Will Smith’s emotional and mental state and that moment was supposed to belong to him, not to his wick Queen sitting on her throne of manipulation.The black community should be condemning Will Smith for his actions not taking sides.

Flashback….

During the Trump administration the world witnessed the attacks on the black community.The beatings and cold murdering of black men and women painful reminders of how little this world’s cares about the plight of black people. Will Smith publicly attacked another Black man. We need to address this situation for what is, it wasn’t a moment of rage or weakness, It was act of violence. The public cry is that ” black lives matter,” but do black lives matter to black people? I purposely watch the Ocsars to see Will Smith have his moment. He was chosen to play the role of Richard Dove Williams, a black man and father who put his childrens’ lives first. I wanted to see Will Smith, the actors and gentleman walk on that stage and take his rightful place again in Our History, Black History, like those before him. Sidney Poitier, Hattie Mc Daniel, James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard, Forest Whitaker, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chadwick Bostic.

In the movie industry black men in the past were casted as gang members, drug addicts and dealers, and sex feans. However, brave men like Denzel Washington, Dwayne Johnson, Tyler Perry, and the Wayne brothers just to name a few have demonstrated to young black men positive role models. Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars portrayed a real-life event that was once played out in the movies. He become the angry black man. Question, Will do you know how to draw the line between your role as an actor and real life?

Instead of grace and celebrate we were treated to a clown show. I am ashamed, heartbroken, and disappointed. And to add insult to injury the Smiths want to bring the topic to the Red Table. Hello, can somebody tell them the damage is done. The Black community should stand firm and demand excellence from the people who represent us. There is no amount of tears that can erase that moment. It was disgraceful. No apology can soothe this open wound. We forgive, let go and move on, but the world will never let us forget how one black man had one job and that was to maintain his cool and he failed.

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16 thoughts on “A Moment of Shame

  1. I am not a real fan of Chris Rock and thought his joke was a tad insensitive. Will laughed at it until he saw Jada’s reaction, then he thought he had to react to save his bacon. The reaction should have been an honest discussion between humans as to why the joke was inappropriate. Instead it almost turned into a duel. Glad that Chris stayed calm. Then for Will to get his Oscar to a standing ovation and become a blubbering mess showed me that something deeper was going on. The Smith’s are just to public with all of their relationship issues not to become a target. Just like Chris Rock had to get help for his anger issues, Will needs help and perhaps that is how he stays in the academy. The Oscars used to be a classy affair, but lately it has turned into a parade of look at me bosoms and costume caricatures. Somehow the classy has to be brought back

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    • Hi, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am not a Chris Rock Fan. I stopped watching the oscars too many changes that has caused the show to become beneath the standards of what the award represents.

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  2. Chris Rock is the true hero and role model. The award shows use comedians because the shows are boring. Comedians, even the great ones, have a miss. Mr. Rock handled the situation better than anyone on the planet could have. I hope the black community appreciates his class, cool, and calm. He saved the oscars single handedly with both his hands behind his back!

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  3. Jada is a queen of manipulation. Her whole career has been built around a fake facade. She doesn’t have alopecia in fact surgeons have noted that her scar is on of which every patients is left with after a brow lift. So who’s insensitive now; Chris Rock or Jada?

    Loved your post as well as your video on Youtube!

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  4. dtp, I am an Indian. A catholic priest aged 74 yrs. that shd say something. …whatever the backgrounds, I appreciate Will for standing up for his wife. It is Chris n the Oscar committe that should apologize. if somebody talks of violence, it is Chris who is guilty.

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