O.J. Simpson Weighs In on Will Smith Slap, Says He Can Relate
On the Will Smith Slap
… I Can Relate!!!
3/29/2022 3: 14 PM PT
The Juice sounded off on the whole saga, and his main takeaway is in his Twitter caption … “He was wrong but I understand the sentiment.” In the video, he elaborates … explaining, yeah, Will made a mistake — but he kinda sympathizes with him.
Check it out … O.J. says he’s also been through a lot of “crap,” and on the other side of that — presumably in reference to his acquittal in the ’90s — was often the butt of tons of jokes.
He makes no bones about how he felt about those “O.J. routines,” saying he wanted to “b-slap” at least a couple of those comedians — but acknowledges he restrained himself, almost drawing the contrast between him and Will … which, to many, is the ultimate irony.
Bottom line … O.J. defends Chris Rock here, saying it’s comedy — and no matter how it makes you feel, you (and Will by extension) have to accept it.
Now, here’s the kicker … O.J. theorizes that if he woulda pulled the same stunt after his Las Vegas arrest/conviction — he believes he would’ve gotten life in prison without the possibility of parole, seemingly pointing out that Will’s getting a pass because he’s Will Smith.
There may, in fact, be a parallel between giving someone the benefit of the doubt as it relates to O.J.’s story and Will’s — even though, really, they’re not comparable — but Mr. Simpson’s hypothetical seems flawed … there’s lots of reasons why O.J. wouldn’t be well-received if he slapped someone post-acquittal. Vegas would likely have little to do with it.
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