Black Liberation Must Include Black Women And That’s Why I Agree With Will Smith
Black liberation will never be the end result when Black women are being maligned.
Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was filled to the brim with jaw-dropping moments. From Beyoncé’s legendary opening performance of “Be Alive” to Megan Thee Stallion dropping some of the hottest bars of the year in her “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” rendition, there is so much to be said about the celestial talent displayed by Black creators at the annual awards show.
What also should have been a topic of discussion was Will Smith taking home the Best Actor award, but unfortunately, that was overshadowed by Smith’s altercation with comedian Chris Rock. Earlier in the telecast, Rock made some disparaging comments about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, that took jabs at her hair.
Rock compared the actress to G.I. Jane, likely in reference to the similarities in haircuts but apparently, Will didn’t find the joke to be funny in the slightest as he walked onstage to slap the fledgling comedian. Social media immediately erupted with hot takes from celebrities and fans alike, with some praising Will for defending his wife and others taking the route of respectability politics to condemn him for such behavior at the swanky event.