We’ve collected a whole lot of hot takes on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards: CNN’s Asha Rangappa, Howard Stern, Rosie O’Donnell, and Steve Schmidt all managed to lay some of the blame on Donald Trump. We’ve heard that white people being upset about the assault “is rooted in anti-Blackness” and also that “black emotions scare white people.” Forbes published a piece asking why jokes are always at the expense of black women (you’ve never heard a joke about a white man, have you?).
Sofie Hagen is a comedian and “fat activist” we’ve never heard of, but she had us preemptively blocked. That’s a shame because we almost missed her hot take: as a white person, she’s realized she should just “shut up and listen.”
I think that Will Smith shoul- wait. *looks at hands* oh hang on, I’m quite white, so maybe I don’t need to have an opinion on what a black man did to another black man because of what he said about his black wife. Maybe, I should just shut up and listen.
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) March 29, 2022
She’s also blocked replies, but there are more than 400 quote tweets from which to choose.
Imagine being so terrified of your own apparently wildly racist impulses you refuse to riff on the biggest celeb story of the year. Brutal https://t.co/cNRsnZ3QA2
— Jingleghost (@JeremyMonjo) March 29, 2022
My God, what a phony bullshit tweet. She hasn't given this a second's thought. She's just trying to read the room and hope the chips fall right for her so she doesn't get yelled at. Have some guts and form your own opinion for once, you idiot. https://t.co/wJL7pgzWmT
— BILL RYAN (@faceyouhate) March 29, 2022
And yet you did say something didn't you, and unfortunately it was this. https://t.co/RpqunpM8Cf
— Hannah (@teaforpterosaur) March 29, 2022
But you didn't shut up and listen. You made a tweet about it. About how you shouldn't have an opinion. https://t.co/hvrUik83GG
— Bayat Hustra (@bayathustra) March 29, 2022
It's perfectly OK to have an opinion on two men having an altercation. Treating people differently based on their skin colour is racist. As you were. https://t.co/gnjZDJIXy5
— Simon Evans (@TheHevo) March 29, 2022
Libs are realizing "I don't care what those people do to each other", and it's magical https://t.co/gGlFLV5s3f
— The American Sun (@NewAtlantisSun) March 29, 2022
*Me seeing a genocide happening in Africa and then deciding to look the other way* https://t.co/BwuVJesRcG
— theEZPZ (@theEZPZ1) March 29, 2022
You seem to be saying people with different skin colours should be subject to different laws and societal norms. Bit racist mate. https://t.co/YVlTjupRvM
— ©ol (@Bigshirtlesscol) March 29, 2022
No, that's not how this works.
If a person of ANY race assaults another person on live television, at a prestigious awards ceremony that's being broadcast around the world, then people are allowed to talk about it.
And who made you Queen of the Black People anyway, marshmallow? https://t.co/NYRhIyC5g8
— Billy Swagspeare (@bswagspeare) March 29, 2022
The white British ethnographer whispers to the camera so as not to disturb the black Hollywood stars she's watching from behind a bush "This tribe traditionally settles arguments through physical violence. Shocking as it may seem to outsiders, we must not startle when it happens" https://t.co/yY4gkmhjhz
— Thomas Stern 🇺🇦 (@thmstern) March 29, 2022
It was very much the central theme of MLK's dream speech that if a white person witnesses black-on-black violence they should always wait for a third black person to arrive to tell them what to think about it. https://t.co/EupLBpMD2u
— Siôn Jones (under 35) (@sion___jones) March 29, 2022
I know let's take an event that has nothing to do with race and make it about race, absolute clown https://t.co/saJjEbbg3T
— Craig Richardson (@CraigRich84) March 29, 2022
We have seen Hagen’s stand-up act, but we wonder if she’s just as edgy and funny as this telling jokes.
After Oscars assault, Forbes asks why jokes are always at the expense of black women https://t.co/2dP1gDp0gF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 28, 2022