The Slap Heard Around The World
“The Slap Heard Around The World” is how Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald has appropriately described it.
The Oscars have once again permeated the cultural conversation. Sadly, for the wrong reasons.
Will Smith’s rash and disproportionate response to Chris Rock’s ill-advised jibe has landed plenty of column inches and air time on the international stage. The overriding tone has been censorious.
Chris Rock chooses to ‘steer clear’ of police after Will Smith’s Oscars slap
Chris Rock has officially decided against pressing charges, after his comments against Jada Smith, led Will Smith to plant a slap across his cheek at the Oscars stage.
According to HollywoodLife, the LAPD has confirmed Rock’s intentions and the full statement reads, “LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program.”
The report mentioned neither party by name but went on to say, “The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report.”
However, “If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.”