Will Smith’s life and career were turned upside down in a moment born of rage and conflict and it turns out that it was a more complicated affair than it first appeared. For some, an assault is an assault, and that’s where the line has to be drawn – and rightly so, given how the public display of violence was committed by a figure loved, admired and respected by billions. But at the same time, he was a human being whose emotions were fractured from years of pent-up trauma, and even though it was not the right time to declare “enough is enough”Will Smith took the stage and unleashed his basest instincts that have been belied all these years by a facade of kindness and affability.
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Trevor Noah breaks Will Smith For the public
For his final performance, Trevor Noah comes out on top by calling out on his show the person who has been the subject of mass controversy since the evening of the 94th Academy Awards. As Will Smith flies over Bhutan to sit down to chat about The daily show, the show’s now former host dives into the conversation, deconstructing the emotions of a star who has lived more than his fair share of life in the industry and media spotlight. But somehow, even after half a century, the actor has managed to maintain a stellar image as one of Hollywood’s most respected men born out of corruption; finally, at least until the night of March 27, 2022.
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With a compelling narrative, Trevor Noah talks about the person that is Will Smith, both before the events of March 27 and after. For someone who witnessed the sensationalism of Oscar night, Smith’s act of abuse was deemed unforgivable. For someone like Noah who has had a glimpse into celebrity life beyond the lens of media and controversy, a more human narrative is rooted in decades of events leading up to the moment that has triggered the aforementioned unforgivable act.
“You talk in your book about growing up so afraid of conflict. You grow up in your book talking about how you’ve always been afraid to fight. For me, watching that moment, I felt like , in a way, you stood up for the wrong thing at the wrong time. People said shitty things about you and your family. You’re a human being. [But] it’s getting relentlessly shitty now. And people think that’s okay… But it felt like it was Will Smith saying for the first time, “Okay, that’s this how do you want me to answer? »
For the majority of Noah’s monologue, Smith continues to nod his head in agreement, but at the end he simply backs up the anchor theory by stating that his past emotions boiled over at the time but, “That’s not who I want to be.”
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Trevor Noah makes Will Smith “cry” after his monologue
As the host of a satirical news show, it’s Trevor Noah’s job to give his unwarranted opinion on things past, present, and future. But Will Smith’s episode is one that occupies all three moments simultaneously, affecting his life alongside that of his family, and by extension Chris Rock’s image and reputation. And as such, the perceptual analogy that Noah offers is that –
“It’s not who you are. I will be honest with you. I think that’s not who you are. I think everyone can make a mistake.
As the crowd erupts in a supportive bout of cheers and applause, Will Smith stamps what he called “airplane eyes” and retorts mockingly, “Now you’re making me cry!” » But Noah isn’t done yet. As he goes on to explain why the event shocked millions around the world, he says,
“The reason it was shocking is because it’s not who are you. Does that make sense? […] What you did was shit, I’ll tell you. I love Chris, I’m friends with him. I love you and I’m friends with you, but I was like, ‘This is screwed.’ But it’s not the same world. And that’s why it was weird…”
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Will Smith is currently banned for a decade from attending Academy events and has issued multiple apologies to Chris Rock. His latest project Emancipation focuses on one man’s fight for freedom in the weeks following the eradication of slavery in America. Currently, the actor is filming a documentary Nat Geo The field is the field which finds Smith traveling around the world from the North Pole to the South Pole. The release date for the series has yet to be announced.
Source: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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