Many are still debating the slap in the face between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars a week ago. Many viewers have heard about the issue through social media, but several high-profile stars have rejected their thoughts. Mel Gibson recently became one of the last to be consulted on the polar issue. However, as soon as this happened, the interview was stopped immediately.
Mel Gibson appeared on Fox News Jesse Watters Primetime to promote his latest film, Father Stu. After asking a series of questions about the upcoming film, Waters asked Gibson what he would do if he were Will Smith. The actor seemed to shudder to hear the question and seemed to shake his palm to solve the question. At that point, an off-camera voice was heard to indicate that the conversation was over. See for yourself in the Twitter excerpt below:
Exclusive one-on-one with Mel Gibson #FoxNews pic.twitter.com/C13wogYZSmApril 1, 2022
It is clear that the Oscar winner, who has also been the subject of Hollywood gossip in the past, is not interested in entering the mass debate. Let’s be honest, it’s absolutely fair that he wouldn’t want to weigh himself. However, it is difficult to deny the embarrassing nature of the on-air decision to invoke the fifth.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock mocked that he was looking forward to seeing the protagonist of Red Table Talk inside GI Jane 2, a reference to Pinkett Smith having a shaved head in the middle of her period with alopecia. In the week following the altercation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took disciplinary action against Smith. The Twin man star also formally apologized to Rockwho refused to prosecuteand finally announced his resignation from the Academy.
In terms of celebrity reactions at the moment, Jim Carrey was among those who condemned the actor’s actions. Carrey also said he was “sick” When the King Richard The star received applause later in the night when he won his Oscar. Zoë Kravitz also shouted the star in a recent Instagram post. Meanwhile, co-organizer of the ceremony Wanda Sykes considered it “raw” for Fresh Prince alum to be allowed to remain in the show and accept the Oscar for Best Actor.
However, Denzel Washington, who pushed aside Will Smith shortly after the incident, appeared to offer support. Never Washington opened up about the incidentclaimed that the “devil” apparently caught the situation and considered whether it was fair for the public to condemn Smith.
However, other actors pulled out a page from Mel Gibson’s book and chose not to share their two cents. Daniel Radcliffe, for example, was invited to share thoughts during a recent interview, and the actor gave an honest answer. Radcliffe said he was “already bored dramatically listening to people’s opinions” so he did not “want it to be another opinion to add”.
The debate over “slapgate” does not seem to be slowing down, so it is probably safe to assume that other stars will be asked for their opinion in the near future. Although it is difficult to say whether they will answer or be excluded from the answer as Mel Gibson did.