Will Smith resigns from the Academy and more
Where were you when you first heard of the slap? It’s a question you’re going to hear for the rest of your life, so you better get your answer right now. As for me, I was in Algebra I. The rest of the day was a wash, as you can imagine. I can’t believe they didn’t just send us home. It’s crazy to think that it’s already the anniversary week of the Monday that followed. Let’s celebrate with an update.
WILL SMITH RESIGNED FROM THE ACADEMY
“Oh noooo…?” the nation collectively sighed when the news broke Friday night, not knowing what it means. Apparently that means he can’t get selectors or vote, (“oh no”), but he can still be invited to the ceremony and he can even be nominated, if the remaining members of the Academy want to nominate him. bad enough for something. OK so. I get this from People; you can see what else they say here.
TREVOR NOAH MADE A JOKE ABOUT IT AT THE GRAMMYS
The Grammys were on Sunday night, and I’m sure some people watched them. Trevor Noah went so far as to host. “We’re going to listen to music,” he said at the top of the show. “We are going to dance, we are going to sing. We’re going to keep people’s names out of our mouths and we’re going to give out awards. Hahaha. We Magazine called it a “subtle joke”, but I got it right away.
MEL GIBSON’S PR HELPED HIM AVOID A TRAP
In a Friday interview with Fox News, racist anti-Semite Mel Gibson (there to be interviewed about his role in the film Father Stu) asked for his opinion on the slap. “You probably understand it better than a lot of people, with your career,” Fox News host Jesse Watters began, gently alluding to, I suppose, Mel Gibson’s history of domestic violence. “And I was wondering if, you know, it was you who jumped out of his seat and slapped Chris Rock, if you would have been treated the same, Mel?”
Hey Mel, don’t you wanna say something racist? Something real wrong ;)? Unfortunately for Fox News and its viewers, Mel, who had dissolved into a fit of laughter, was cut off with an off-screen voice. “Hello Jesse? Um, thanks, it’s our time,” said the all-knowing spirit, presumably that of Mel Gibson’s PR person who was assigned to monitor the interview for questions that could lead to blatant displays of racism. Damn. Maybe next time, Jesse Watters.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HOST JERROD CARMICHAEL WOULD NOT TALK ABOUT IT
“I’m not going to talk about it. I do not wanna talk about it. You can’t make me talk about it,” Jerrod Carmichael said in his Saturday Night Live monologue, referring to the slap. All the bloggers said it this morning too, and we’re all there.
DENZEL WASHINGTON WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT
According to CNN, Denzel Washington was a speaker at Bishop TD Jakes’ leadership summit on Saturday, a fact we can only “agree” with. During his two-hour chat there, of course, he talked about the slap.
“Well, there’s a saying when the devil ignores you, then you know you’re doing something wrong,” Washington said, portraying the devil as a being similar to the object of his thirst traps. “You know, the devil says, ‘Oh, no, leave him alone, that’s my favorite. Don’t disturb him. Conversely, when the devil comes to you, it may be because you are trying to do something good. And for some reason the devil took hold of that circumstance that night.
“Who are we to condemn? he said. “I don’t know all the ins and outs of the situation, but I know the only solution was prayer.” He said he and Tyler Perry approached Will Smith immediately after the slap to pray with him.
As for you, we know your filthy little hands are clasped together in prayer only for more slapping updates. yuck. Feel free to browse the previous ones to get your disgusting “slap jollies”.