Stephen A. Smith Says Will Smith Is Lucky He Wasn’t Jumped After Chris Rock Slap, Gets Thoroughly Roasted

Stephen A.: Will Smith Is Lucky He Wasn't Jumped After Chris Rock Slap

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  • Will Smith unleashed a smack heard ’round the world at the Oscars on Sunday.
  • The Best Actor nominee got on stage and took a swing at Chris Rock after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • Stephen A. Smith his getting roasted for his take on the incident.

Given that virtually everyone has been chiming in on the Will Smith/Chris Rock situation — Knocked Up director Judd Apatow had a particularly clownish take — it was only a matter of time until ESPN star Stephen A. Smith weighed in.

Smith (no relation to the newly-crowned Best Actor winner) took to Twitter to fire off a handful of tweets about the King Richard star before posting a video in which he expressed extreme disappointment in the 53-year-old actor. All told, video included, Stephen A. tweeted about Smith seven times.

Stephen A. Smith gets roasted for his take about the Will Smith/Chris Rock altercation

“What Will Smith did tonight was straight bullshit,” Smith said in the video. “Props and congratulations to him for winning the Oscar because damn it, he deserved it. And I love the brother and I’m proud of him but, boy, was that a shameful act for him to commit tonight. To go on stage and slap Chris Rock like that? He’s lucky he didn’t get his ass kicked. Particularly after the event was over — if not by Chris Rock, by the fellas he had there with him.”

Stephen A’s take about Will Smith largely didn’t go over too well with his followers as the 54-year-old First Take host got roasted in the quote tweets, with some users particularly mentioning Smith’s reaction to the Ray Rice incident from 2014:

Needless to say, Smith is no Denzel Washington, who’s been receiving nothing but praise for how he handled the situation.

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