Katherine Ryan Says Will Smith Should Have Stayed At Home If He Couldn’t Take A Joke

Comedian Katherine Ryan has spoken out over Will Smith punching Chris Rock at the Oscars, saying that if Smith couldn’t take a joke, he should have stayed at home.

On Sunday, March 27, Smith slapped Rock on stage at the Academy Awards after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.

While Smith has since apologized, several celebrities have chimed in on the issue, including Ryan, who commented on the situation on her Instagram stories.

Ryan used the platform to start a conversation with her fans about the incident, subsequently posting some of their conversations.

“I don’t condone what he did, violence is never the answer,” one fan wrote to Ryan, “but just because Chris is a ‘comedian,’ does that mean Will has to sit and watch his wife be insulted?” Will shouldn’t have slapped him, and Chris shouldn’t have said it.”

“Sure, he has to sit and watch his wife get humiliated, yes, that’s the point of the celeb monologue,” Ryan responded.

“If you can’t take a joke, stay at home,” she added.

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“I felt the same initially about Smith (go back in your box, guy) but the attention on the slap itself and not the humiliation of a Black woman with a condition on a world stage surely isn’t being given enough focus?” another user wrote on Ryan’s social media.

‘The politicization and policing of Black hair has been common for ages, and is so deep and nuanced – Rock’s insulting comment was way below the belt and tremendously destructive,’ the user continued.

Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, was compared to G.I. Jane, a character played by Demi Moore and who has a shaved head.

According to a source close to Rock, he was unaware of Pinkett Smith’s baldness diagnosis.

“Yes, I know, and maybe you don’t know that CHRIS ROCK MADE AN ENTIRE DOCUMENTARY CALLED GOOD HAIR,” Ryan reacted to the user’s defense of Rock, adding, “Yes, I know, and maybe you don’t know that CHRIS ROCK MADE AN ENTIRE DOCUMENTARY CALLED GOOD HAIR.”

The comedian interviewed celebrities such as Raven Symone for his 2009 documentary, which focused on the importance of hair in Black culture.

Pinkett Smith has already spoken out about her hair difficulties and claimed she is proud of her hair in a TikTok video a few days before the Oscars. “Today I’m feeling liberated. I couldn’t care less what other people think of my bald head” she stated.

Source: ladbible.com


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