(RepublicanNews.org) – By now, most of the world has seen the video of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. While many people have come to his defense, others are going after him for experiencing such a lapse in judgment instead. Colin Jost, co-host of Saturday Night Live (SNL), recently put Smith in his sights and suggested the perfect punishment.
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Smith exiled himself from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of a self-imposed punishment, only to have the Academy implement a 10-year ban. Jost didn’t think that was much of a sentence for the once renowned and respected actor. Instead, he believes forcing Smith to host next year’s ceremony would be far more punitive.
Smith slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about “GI Jane,” an obvious reference to Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia, or hair loss. The “I Am Legend” actor resigned from the Academy, which banned him from attending the Oscars for at least a decade.
As Jost points out, the punishment doesn’t do much: Smith can still attend the after party, be nominated, and win awards, all without having to sit through a four-hour long ceremony.
Maybe Jost is right. Perhaps forcing Smith to host the Oscars for their 95th installment next year would be more of a punishment, especially having to be in front of his esteemed peers after his embarrassing actions.
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