Why Will Smith’s Slap is Not Just a Slap

Andy Ostroy
3 min readMar 31, 2022

By now you have to be living under a rock (pun intended) not to have seen or heard about the ‘slap heard ‘round the world’.

To quickly recap, Oscar presenter Chris Rock made a questionable joke about Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett. A reference to her baldness (which some took to be Rock mocking her alopecia condition, which causes hair-loss) and a sequel to the film “GI Jane” (which originally…

Andy Ostroy

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