Judd Apatow & Jim Gaffigan Criticized For Comments On Chris Rock & Will Smith's Beef
Everyone’s got an opinion. It’s been a chaotic afternoon on the internet, as millions of people across the planet chime in on the ongoing debate about whether Will Smith was justified in his decision to slap 57-year-old Chris Rock across the face while on stage at the Oscars last night for making disappointing jokes about his wife.
So far, we’ve heard from 50 Cent, who praised the comedian for his decision to opt out of filing a police report, Nicki Minaj, who agreed with the father of three’s decision to take physical action, and of course, Ja Rule, who couldn’t help but chime in after he began trending on Twitter earlier thanks to a Dave Chappelle joke from some time ago.
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While the aforementioned stars’ opinions received a warm welcome online, two white performers – Judd Apatow and Jim Gaffigan – have been facing tremendous backlash for sharing their thoughts on the Rock-Smith drama.
In a since-deleted post, the latter wrote, “I’m still disgusted. We don’t deserve the brilliance of @chrisrock. ‘When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,’ – Donald Trump and Will Smith.” The comparison earned the stand-up comic a considerable amount of criticism, and he later admitted to missing the mark.
“Okay bad comparison on my part,” he began early this morning. “I was trying to make a point but it…