Will Smith was on last night’s ‘Late Show’, where he was, predictably, asked about the reporter face-slapping incident. The bottom line? Will said it was awkward, and the reporter, though acting out his “schtick,” as other media sources put it, the attempted kiss was why he got “schtuck.” So unfunny, Will. So. unfunny.
A lot of you guys weighed in after seeing the video of Will decking the dude who attempted to kiss him—which you can watch below—but I’m still sticking to my guns in that I think his initial behavior of pushing the guy away was impulsive (though you can’t really blame someone too much for acting on their first impulse, especially when they feel a line has been crossed), but his second action—the one where he backhanded the guy—was most definitely bang out of order.
I don’t care how many cutesy interviews you do where you rap the theme song to ‘Fresh Prince’, Will, or how many self-deprecating comments you make about your big-ass ears in 3D, I think we saw a side of you that you probably didn’t want us to, and because of that, things kind of change a little bit, y’know?
Let’s revisit this again, shall we?