Here’s The Will Smith/Chris Rock Oscars Slap Set to Wicked Wisdom
Last night, the Oscars was shaken by one of the most insane televised moments in the event’s history. Comedian Chris Rock made a casual joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair, or lack thereof due to alopecia, saying, she was “ready for G.I. Jane 2” (referencing the 1997 film where Demi Moore plays a female military recruit with a shaved head). In response, Jada’s husband and soon-to-be-Best Actor-winner Will Smith got on stage and slapped him in the face, before shouting, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!” And now, one Internet genius has matched this moment up with the music of Wicked Wisdom, Jada’s own metal band.
The video, via YouTube hero Brett’s Junk, showcases the joke and the subsequent slap next to Wicked Wisdom’s “Something Inside of Me,” which comes from the band’s 2006 self-titled record. Brett did a solid job of matching it up, too, so that the slap comes right during a chorus bellow from Jada.
We’re of two minds about the slap here at MetalSucks. On the one hand, we’re bone-deep jokers who think that everything and anything is open for mockery and parody (in fact, often the things and people we love the most are those we make fun of the most). Obviously, one is not immune to a response to that mockery or parody, and some stuff is so horrible that even we won’t make fun of it, but we certainly didn’t think Chris Rock’s joke was that bad.
Now, that SAID — if one of our loved ones was going through a medical issue, and we’d watched them deal with the stigma and exhaustion of that ordeal day after day, and then some asshole got up onstage in front of the entire world and cracked a joke about it? Hell yeah, we’d slap a motherfucker. Given the context, we have to give Smith a nod of respect for standing up for the woman he loves.
Anyway, check out the match-up below: