Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has criticized Hollywood for the negative reaction to Will Smith’s Oscar slap.
Will Smith has faced backlash ever since he took the stage and slapped Chris Rock across the face for making a joke about the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
The outspoken TV host has slammed Hollywood’s ‘nauseating’ hypocrisy over Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock. The actor has apologized to the comedian and has even resigned from the Academy.
Morgan was furious at the backlash Smith received even though Hollywood has a long-standing reputation for rewarding those who have broken the law, for example Roman Polanski.
“You don’t have to condone violence, and I don’t, to understand why she suddenly lost her mind when she thought (mistakenly) that Rock was deliberately mocking the woman he loves for her distressing condition of alopecia and hair loss.” Morgan said. she wrote.
Although he showed “genuine remorse,” Morgan says his group of peers are “howling to be professionally burned at the stake.”
“And frankly, there’s nothing more nauseating than watching Hollywood now turn to offensive plastic foam when you consider how their immediate reaction to what happened was to hand Smith the best Oscar award half an hour later and give him a noisy Polanski – like a standing ovation,” Piers Morgan continued for the New York Post.