“The Slap” Is a Trap
Everybody has an opinion on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. But do they really need to share it?
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During the Oscars on Sunday night, Will Smith walked on stage and slapped Chris Rock, after Rock made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. As soon as the internet figured out the slap wasn’t a bit, the takes rained down upon Twitter. On today’s episode, Madison and Rachelle discourse about the discourse, discussing the never-ending online take machine, how media narratives are shaped, and why we initially questioned whether the slap was real or not.
Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder.