Will Smith and Chris Rock made history for all of the wrong reasons at The Oscars last night. After Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair, Smith went up on stage and slapped the taste out of Rock’s mouth, before ultimately winning the award for Best Actor.
There are some claiming that this was a full-blown assault that needs to be condemned.
On FS1’s Undisputed today, Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless had a brief conversation about the slap heard around the world. Sharpe made it clear had he been in the same position as Chris Rock, he would have retaliated. With that being said, Sharpe wrote “Chris Rock is a better man than me.”
“There’s three things, especially in our community,” Sharpe told Skip Bayless on the show. “You say the n-word, you spit on me, and you slap me. Because if you go back to when we were less than, that’s what they did. They didn’t punch you, they slapped you.”
“Because that’s the ultimate sign of disrespect.”
Sharpe went on to add that Smith’s anger was misguided, saying he should’ve went after August Alsina over his previous “entanglement” with Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Go fight that dude!” Sharpe said. “That’s the dude I’m looking for, that was all up in my house doing what I should’ve been doing!”