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Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

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No job offer huh?

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Roy KeboToday  04:24 pm JST

No job offer huh?

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The next Oscars should be presented by Mr M Tyson or Mr Dwayne Johnson. Mr Rock needs to take a year or two out.

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Roy,

I was thinking the same thing.

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Rock should have double legged Smith then take his back.

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Took his bloody time!

Roy is probably right.

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Brian Wheway

The next Oscars should be presented by Mr M Tyson or Mr Dwayne Johnson. Mr Rock needs to take a year or two out

Mike Tyson should definitely be on stage, stare right at Will Smith and ask if anyone wants to come slap him?

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Of course he demonstrated his regret was authentic by returning his Oscar, right?

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It only took him 4 months. I bet Jada isn’t happy about it.

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Of course he demonstrated his regret was authentic by returning his Oscar, right?

That makes no sense because it wasn't Chris Rock's Oscar.

Returning the Oscar is going to make Chris Rock feel better? Why? The motion picture academy already banned Will Smith.

How does the Oscar related to Chris Rock's feelings?

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I don't think anyone cares about such intra-ethnic conflict

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Don’t accept it, Chris. The apology is not sincere.

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I applaud Mr Smith for having seemingly earnestly apologized. That said, he really and truly stuffed up with his criminal behavior on the stage that day. Actions indeed have consequences.

His reputation has been perhaps permanently tarnished.

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Wobot: “I don't think anyone cares about such intra-ethnic conflict”. If it had been between two Caucasian people, would that too have been ‘intra-ethnic conflict’? And what does their ethnicity have to do with this anyway? It was a punch thrown over a joke.

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Google search will smith h g Tudor and then make an option.

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That makes no sense because it wasn't Chris Rock's Oscar.

It makes no sense because you are forcing a meaning in the comment it obviously desnt have, it was Will Smith's Oscar, which is the one supposedly feeling regret.

Returning the Oscar is going to make Chris Rock feel better? Why? The motion picture academy already banned Will Smith.

The same, the feelings of Chris Rock are irrelevant for the comment made, it is all about Will Smith

How does the Oscar related to Chris Rock's feelings?

It is not, that is all a forced meaning you are invalidly assuming, you are just proving your faulty interpretation of a single line of text is faulty.

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I don't think anyone cares about such intra-ethnic conflict

The existence of this article contradicts your racially...focussed comment, Wobot.

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Now, to avoid a massive lawsuit, settle out of court.

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I am deeply remorseful and I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself.

without being ashamed??? There’s your problem right there!

I think true remorse would go hand-in-hand with shame.

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He is a bout as fast at apologizing as the LDP is for opening the border to tourists...

Must be hard with no jobs and adoring fans to boost the ego...

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OK now he is taking full responsibility as he should, he needs to ditch his wife in order to continue to atone for his actions & hopefully heal some, still a tough road ahead!

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So this is actually the second time he's apologized. Chris Rock doesn't seem too concerned. The dislike between these two names goes back a fair bit...Tbh, every time Will Smith makes another apology or does anything regarding this it just elevates Rock a bit more...lol For all the Smith haters...They are finally happy because now they can be happy because they didn't like him or Pinkett-Smith anyways...

The real tragedy was the audience of A-list actors that did nothing when it happened. It just shows Hollywood for what it is...No one had anything to say or do because everyone had to be on their best behavior for television so they could make them bucks! The Oscars have terrible ratings and while the next ones will turn in a few more viewers overall they are losing their value for TV viewers.

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There the door. Tell your story walking.

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These two need to stop acting like little children and settle their differences like modern civilized adults: a no-holds barred , best two out of three fall cage match on pay-per-view, with the winner take all!

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Chris Rock's joke was utterly tasteless, offensive, and rude, but Will Smith and his wife should have walked out of the hall, not resorted to violence.

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Chris Rock is a comedian of shame and blame. He has been for two decades. We all know it. If you don't want to be in the line of attack by Chris Rock, do not sit in the front of the stage. Sit way in the back.

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I still think it was a set so Chris Rock can sues the academy for million. With all this political correctness emerging a comedian dealing with insult humor is a dying profession. This industry support and fund the woke movement and there a the comedian community see the trade there livelihoods being destroyed.

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What so many people appear to forget is that there are two kinds of comedy: one based on what individuals do, and one based on what they are. This is why there came a day in junior high school I woke up to myself and gave up telling racist jokes. I have hated them ever since and regret not realising sooner what effect my words were having.

Has there been the slightest hint of regret from Chris Rock for taking advantage of Jada’s alopecia? If so, good. If not, then it seems to me that some of us are in danger of making him a very undeserving martyr.

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First of all Chris Rock is a comedian but that night I think he shouldn't have used Jada Pinkett alopecia areata hair-loss disorder as the butt end of one of his jokes in front of all of Hollywood. In America Will Smith did what most macho men would have probably done. I know most of you are saying he should have went up stage accepted his award and then gave Chris Rock a piece of his mind or perhaps slapped him back stage but this is vintage Chris Rock. He is known for doing that!!! I have been in his audience and he talked about a women asking if she bought two tickets for the show because it appeared she was taking up two seats because of her weight and the women with her screamed at him and told him that was not funny. He has got into trouble joking about people with disabilities and LGBT people and was told to tone it down. What will did was not good at all. What he should have did was checked is ego at the door thinking he was bigger than Hollywood. I guess that night after the awards he realized that his star was nothing because he tarnished Hollywood in the eyes of millions! His apology and Chris not accepting it is nothing but time will tell as the two of them have to work it out.

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'If you think words hurt, try a slap in the face,' said Rock after the apology at one of his shows. Got to give him credit for his humor

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It makes no sense because you are forcing a meaning in the comment it obviously desnt have, it was Will Smith's Oscar, which is the one supposedly feeling regret.

No, it is still irrational to expect Will Smith to return the Oscar, when he apologized to Chris Rock. These are unrelated.

The same, the feelings of Chris Rock are irrelevant for the comment made, it is all about Will Smithhe same, the feelings of Chris Rock are irrelevant for the comment made, it is all about Will Smith

This I also illogical.

You wrote:

Of course he demonstrated his regret was authentic by returning his Oscar, right?

The only overt act of expressing regret her was when he apologized to Chris Rock. You expressed thr relevance of Chris Rock by referencing Will Smith's demonstrating regret to him.

It is not, that is all a forced meaning you are invalidly assuming, you are just proving your faulty interpretation of a single line of text is faulty.

So, you finally came around and see the irrelevance and pointlessness of your initial statement.

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smith should have owned that slap and just retired. Maybe pull a rivalry thing like rappers do and cash on that.

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No, it is still irrational to expect Will Smith to return the Oscar, when he apologized to Chris Rock. These are unrelated.

That was not your argument, good to see how you recognized your original comment made no sense.

People show honest regret by doing things that are difficult, he made a mess and as the article clearly says he supposedly consider other people also became victims, returning the Oscar is a clear way to show this matters to him so much that he could sacrifice the price he got, or not return it and show just how much that regret actually means.

The only overt act of expressing regret her was when he apologized to Chris Rock

That is the point, he took the easy action, not the difficult one, which someone honestly repenting would do.

 You expressed thr relevance of Chris Rock by referencing Will Smith's demonstrating regret to him.

Which still makes it nonsense to think the point is about Rock, when it is obviously about Will Smith.

So, you finally came around and see the irrelevance and pointlessness of your initial statement.

By proving how you completely misrepresented a single line of text? your faulty interpretation is the one that makes no sense so much that you could not even justify it.

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What does not feeling ashamed even mean in the context of what happened? Empathy? Will Smith is what, OK with his actions but is remorseful? 100% hollow and self centered.

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That was not your argument, good to see how you recognized your original comment made no sense. 

Yes it was; you misunderstood the basic point.

People show honest regret by doing things that are difficult, he made a mess and as the article clearly says he supposedly consider other people also became victims, returning the Oscar is a clear way to show this matters to him so much that he could sacrifice the price he got, or not return it and show just how much that regret actually means.

According to who? Returning the Oscar is so disconnected from what happened; might as well say Smith should resign from acting as that suggestion is just as disjointed.

That is the point, he took the easy action, not the difficult one, which someone honestly repenting would do.

What makes you think it was easy? You aren't Will Smith. And now he was dishonest in his apology to Chris Rock by not returning the Oscar---which had nothing to do with Chris Rock?

Which still makes it nonsense to think the point is about Rock, when it is obviously about Will Smith.

Oh, so you finally came around and recognized the point is not about the Oscar---which wasn't slapped.

It is about Will Smith, who apologized to the person her slapped.

By proving how you completely misrepresented a single line of text? your faulty interpretation is the one that makes no sense so much that you could not even justify it.

The text you misunderstood, then made a mistaken analogy?

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Yes it was; you misunderstood the basic point

No misunderstanding, the article and the comment are about will smith, you trying to force Chris Rock is what makes it nonsense.

According to who? Returning the Oscar is so disconnected from what happened

No it is not, it is a show or remorse, your personal opinion about the apology do not triumph other people opinions about it either, making a big sacrifice is a much stronger way to show remorse.

What makes you think it was easy? 

Much easier than returning the Oscar for sure, I mean this would be an obvious step that he has not taken, because for him it is a much more difficult one to make.

Oh, so you finally came around and recognized the point is not about the Oscar---which wasn't slapped.

Making nonsensical comments only evidence you already have run out of arguments, the original single line comment you tried to misinterpret unsuccessfully has always been about Will Smith and how he could show remorse, or not, as he chooses.

The text you misunderstood, then made a mistaken analogy?

Again no misunderstanding, by trying to force a meaning that is not included you never managed to make your criticism make sense, so you ended up proving your misinterpretation made no sense, that is all.

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No misunderstanding, the article and the comment are about will smith, you trying to force Chris Rock is what makes it nonsense.

The article, if you read it, actually "forced" Chris Rock:

Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

Making nonsensical comments only evidence you already have run out of arguments, the original single line comment you tried to misinterpret unsuccessfully has always been about Will Smith and how he could show remorse, or not, as he chooses.

The misinterpretation about how Will Smith showed remorse is on you, if you had read just the title:

Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

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The article, if you read it, actually "forced" Chris Rock:

No, that is all on you that pretended that showing remorse must depend on one of the victims receiving an Oscar, which obviously makes no sense.

The misinterpretation about how Will Smith showed remorse is on you, if you had read just the title:

You have prove no misrepresentation, just that your personal opinion is that returning the prize do not show remorse, but never making an argument for it, just that you decided this to be so.

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No, that is all on you that pretended that showing remorse must depend on one of the victims receiving an Oscar, which obviously makes no sense.

Oh, you finally agree this has nothing to do with the Oscar. Good to see you finally understand.

You have prove no misrepresentation, just that your personal opinion is that returning the prize do not show remorse, but never making an argument for it, just that you decided this to be so.

Wrong.

There was no returning of the Oscar so not only is that your opinion, it is also your imagination.

Here's what actually happened:

Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

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Oh, you finally agree this has nothing to do with the Oscar. Good to see you finally understand.

It is a very short text, it is not believable that you could misinterpret it so wrongly. Remorse can be expressed with actions, the victim not receiving an Oscar is where your criticism makes absolutely no sense.

Wrong

The moment you make no effort to prove your point with any argument you are accepting it is a valid representation of your position. You are trying to impose a personal opinion about what can or not be a sign of remorse, that is obviously not valid, because it is after all just your personal opinion.

There was no returning of the Oscar so not only is that your opinio

That is the whole point, you can&t just impose your opinion and say another opinion is wrong based on that, you keep trying to do it and contradicting yourself completely.

The original comment is clear, an apology could be easily surpassed by a much stronger sign of remorse, but Will Smith is choosing not to do it. Your personal opinion may be different, but that does absolutely nothing to prove this is wrong.

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