Rob Schneider Brands Will Smith 'Liar,' 'Fraud' Over Oscars Slap Incident

Schneider Condemns Smith's Actions in Scathing Oscars Incident Review.

by Nouman Rasool
Rob Schneider Brands Will Smith 'Liar,' 'Fraud' Over Oscars Slap Incident
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The actor came on 'The Kyle & Jackie O Show' to label the 'Bad Boys' star a "liar" and a "fraud, building on what transpired in the much-publicized 2022 Oscars incident. He is putting his words into the mix on what happened with the slapping incident between Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars; Schneider feels this reflected the face of Smith.

During the interview, Schneider did not mince words, asserting that Smith has been concealing his real personality from the public eye for years. "Will Smith is a t---," he declared, expressing that the incident at the Oscars exposed Smith as "really an a--hole." The comedian emphasized the gravity of Smith's actions, which occurred in front of an audience of millions and targeted Rock, whom he hailed as a pivotal figure in modern comedy.

"You wouldn't have this whole wave of comedy that came after if it wasn't for Chris Rock. He's kicked open the doors," Schneider remarked. He also spoke about what happened after the incident and claimed he wasn't allowed at the time to speak out because he was part of a committee to tackle the incident-Schneider called Smith "a complete, utter fraud" and said the Academy handled it in a very politically correct and cowardly way." If I had done that, they would have been hauled off to prison," he argued, highlighting a perceived double standard.

Broader Implications Explored

The critique extended beyond just the incident itself. Schneider discussed the broader implications of such public acts of violence, stressing that consequences should be the same regardless of one's skin colour or religion.

He shared insights into Rock's struggle with the ordeal, noting that the comedian, a close friend, took a significant amount of time to come to terms with what had happened and was hesitant to speak to anyone about it. This controversy continues to shadow Smith, who has faced substantial backlash over the past few years.

In a recent statement at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, Smith reflected on his challenges and reaffirmed his commitment to positivity and inspiration. "What I’ve experienced in my adversities of the last couple of years is I have to be clear about who I am and what I am attempting to do in the world," he stated, emphasizing his lifelong goal to spread joy and make people smile.

As the fallout from the Oscars incident lingers, both Smith and Rock are navigating the public and personal repercussions of that night, with the debate over Smith and their impact continuing to stir significant discussion and division.

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