Will it be appropriate if we considered the cameo defense for love, which was demonstrated by Oscar award-winning actor, Will Smith for his beloved wife; Jada Pinkett Smith, as being impulsively irrational?
The 94th edition of the Oscar Award, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles California USA, recently, had indicated Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock, as a show of a fall guy who is in love.
Let us be objectively even, and pretend to be human with a genuine feeling for love in a twinkling of an eye, and consider the build-up to the delicately sensitive utterances spewed by the Comedian, Chris Rock, while in the capacity of a host to one of the historically greatest telecasts of over 1 million viewers across the globe.
Traditionally, presenters who anchor events of such magnitude must exhibit a profound sense of humor, laced with sensitive words that could be sensationally memorable and momentous for a particular effect and reactions from the audience, all in the name of lightning –up the mood of those in attendance.
For Chris Rock who hasn’t landed a major role in his career and has not been in the spotlight over a long period of time, maybe the bait that was so much needed for a script was to spur the viral moment for an Oscar in 2022. But what Will Smith will not accept was to use his moment of glory for the big apple.
We should remember that this is the first Oscar victory for Will Smith as an actor. The atmosphere prior to his announcement as the winner in the category of ‘Best Actor’ was fueled with emotion that was unsuspecting of a spousal catastrophe, if Will Smith hadn’t reacted.
There are some factors one needs to consider in this regard, especially if we were to justify the action of Will Smith.
The psychological insignia of reviving a labeled ‘Open Marriage’ had stolen the spotlight in the private life of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, combined with the emotional role of the actor in trying to play a major role in the revival of the professional career of son Jaden, daughter, Willow, and Trey Smith.
The famous Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor chose to look away from the rumored infidelity about her self-esteemed wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, in their open marriage, and the controversial script in which the mainstream media had wanted the family to be engrossed, was not encouraged by Will Smith who landed a $20-million-dollar deal in the movie ‘Wild Wild West. And while he struggles to remain above the tide of controversy in this marital saga that was encircled in a pocket of an alleged sexual affair with Chris Rock, when his wife spent close years with the Comedian in the animated ‘Madagascar movie series, the Oscar incident happened in the most dramatic fashion and which sets a precedent for the acceptance and misconception of what should be a harmless or sensitive joke on the big stage of world entertainment!
Jada Pinkett’s alopecia comes with the emotional concept that requires the victim to decide on how the public should access the confidence level of the person affected. Jada was brave with corporate modicum to follow the traditional path of showing up on the red carpet with her family. And with that, it was the first victory for her in the night before the unsuspecting Chris Rock.
Also, the film; King Richard is embedded with an unconscious marketing strategy, especially having Will Smith starring in the famous Serena and venus’s father’s biopic. To the corporate world, history can acknowledge the impact of these American stars in the sporting world with cinematic recognition, and it was an epic galore to find the biopic of Richard Williams drawing up the momentum for Will Smith’s first victory as Best Actor in the Oscars.
Sequel to these, Will Smith has shown to the world, his intention to save his marriage. This is a metaphor for many of his roles in the cinematic world, and there is no better way of telling the world that his marriage must work than at the Oscars.
To Chris Rock, he has chosen not to press charges against the assault by Will Smith. And from a moral stance, it can be considered humanly sensible for him to acknowledge the depth of decadence that his unguarded utterances will fester in the home of the Smiths for many years in the future.
For the personality of Chris Rock, this is not a good time for a man who derided the use of artificial hair by the black race. His sense of worth as a corporate persona may not be respectable and trusted in the long run, especially if the goal was for commercial gain. Chris Rock has goofed morally, and such must not be allowed to gain prominence in a sensitive marital renaissance in the life of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
In the end, it does not matter which marital route this Open Marriage by Smith navigates. What is quite significant is that a man stood for what belongs to him, irrespective of the damning consequence his action might take from a corporate viewpoint. The world can pause for a moment and empathize with Will Smith because he is not a fool who fell in love.