Naturally, Will Smith unexpectedly slapping Chris Rock at the 94th annual Academy Awards was on a lot of people’s minds on Monday (March 28th). Many celebrities spoke on the incident—and opinions landed all across the board.
Tiffany Haddish told People at the Governors Ball following the event, "When I saw a Black man stand up for his wife. That meant so much to me. As a woman, who has been unprotected, for someone to say, 'Keep my wife's name out your mouth, leave my wife alone,' that's what your husband is supposed to do, right? Protect you. And that meant the world to me. And maybe the world might not like how it went down, but for me, it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen because it made me believe that there are still men out there that love and care about their women, their wives."
Today host Craig Melvin said on Monday (March 28th), “If you’re rearing a boy, especially in this country, you spend so much time talking to our kids about keeping your hands to yourself, controlling your emotions and then there’s also this long-held perception in this country that men of color, especially, can’t control their rage and their anger, and to see someone who’s been that beloved for decades — it was troubling on so many levels.”