By now everyone has seen the video of Will Smith assaulting Chris Rock at the Oscars.
It’s dominated the news cycle for a few days now.
Many people have debated the legitimacy of the incident, and others have questioned why Smith would react so violently.
Don’t worry though…
A writer for Forbes has solved the mystery.
Maia Niguel Hoskin penned an article that determined who was really to blame for Will Smith’s violent assault on another black man: white supremacy.
No, I’m really not kidding.
The article explains how white supremacy is the root cause for Will Smith’s outburst because it has forced black men to internalize their rage…
Oh no! @Forbes has an article by a critical race theorist who says white supremacy caused Will Smith to hit Chris Rock. Not a satire. It’s real. “While Talking About Will Smith’s Behavior, Don’t Forget To Also Talk About The System That Helped Create It” https://t.co/RokjIj26Ib
— Christina Sommers 🇺🇦 (@CHSommers) March 29, 2022
Here’s a portion of the article from Forbes:
Some argue that this is not about Will Smith and Chris Rock being Black or Will Smith “setting Black people back.” This is about a much larger systemic issue rooted in white supremacist culture designed to police the behavior of Blacks amongst the who’s who in Hollywood and beyond. Respectability politics suggest that equity and fair treatment require that Black people — both inside and outside of Hollywood — conduct ourselves in a manner deemed acceptable to whites. Furthermore, expressing any emotion other than complacence, apathy, or agreeance directly violates those norms, disqualifying Black people from receiving the same equitable treatment that whites enjoy as a birthright. And sadly, there is a large group of Blacks who have internalized this toxic messaging.
So the argument here is that white supremacy has forced black people to conduct themselves in a certain manner that is “acceptable” to whites.
Is the writer trying to say that only white people would find it unacceptable for someone to walk on stage and assault another man who is simply doing his job in front of hundreds of people?
This is quite the take…
.@Forbes publishes hot take from critical race theorist @MaiaNHoskin about Will Smith hitting the Oscar's host on stage. She blames white supremacy & says white supremacist culture requires black people conduct themselves in an "acceptable" manner to whites. pic.twitter.com/7WLZfari9A
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 29, 2022
— Klaus Arminius (@Klaus_Arminius) March 29, 2022
Just when you thought liberals couldn’t get any dumber…
Seriously? They’re going to try to blame Will Smith’s behavior on “white supremacy“?😂😂🤣🤡🤡🤡 https://t.co/Eua1j6Qq2o
— Gary (@garytexasjess) March 29, 2022
something something something systemic racism. something something white supremacy. it’s like critical race theory madlibs. what a job. “we need you make everything racist. can you do that?” “oh, yes”
— heidi (@HeidiBriones) March 29, 2022
— oldmanstillyelling (@timmytimtimco) March 29, 2022
Just when you think the victim complex couldn't get more absurd, here we are.
According to a Forbes writer, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars is because of… surprise surprise, white supremacy.https://t.co/SeljmVd8Qx
— Fortress Evropa 🇵🇱 (@FortressEvropa) March 29, 2022
Will Smith (a black man) slaps Chris Rock (a black man) for making fun of Jada Smith (a black woman).
SJWs: Why would white supremacy do this?
— Kangmin Lee 🇰🇷✝️🇺🇸 (@thekangminlee) March 29, 2022