Steve Harvey believes Will Smiths Slap was ‘Punk Move’
After Will Smith’s snub of Chris Rock at the Oscars, nearly every comic in the world has spoken out against him. It is widely agreed that this was an attack on free speech and humour, not just on Chris.
Even if no other comic has taken Will Smith’s side in this controversy, the fallout from his actions is already beginning to be felt. A similar incident occurred on stage last week to comic Dave Chappelle, who was attacked for delivering jokes in front of a group of people. Even more tragically, this might be the beginning of a long-term trend that only gets worse.
As a result of Smith’s actions, others felt empowered to retaliate against anyone who makes a joke about them, regardless of the law. In the United States of America, free expression is a fundamental principle. It should be one of the most severely punished crimes in the United States.
During a public engagement at Georgia State University, another comic stepped out to talk about the smack. In the decades that Steve Harvey has been a part of the stand-up comedy business, he’s likely encountered a few hecklers. The way in which Will Smith reacted was completely unexpected to him.
When Steve Harvey spoke about Will Smith at this public gathering, he revealed how he would’ve responded in the same situation. While Steve considers himself a Christian, he’s not the kind of person who’ll turn the other cheek when challenged. “It was a punk move. I’m a Christian, but I’m really undeveloped. I don’t have high-level Christianity.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m like a 2. That’s the level of Christianity I can work on. You slap T.D. Jakes, he’ll turn the other cheek. You slap me? If you sit back in your seat, Jada [Will’s wife] would have to move out of the way. That’s the type of Christian I am. I lost a lot of respect for Will after that.”