Comedian Andrew Schulz said Chris Rock appeared weak as Will Smith struck him at the Academy Awards, the host of Flagrant 2 podcast stated that the veteran comedian Rock was more worried about his career and work in Hollywood than standing up for himself. On March 27th, all news sources focused on the infamous incident at the 94th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Will Smith storming the stage and striking Chris Rock as the latter mocked Jada Pinkett Smith. Andrew Schulz reacted to the much talked about incident in his podcast, calling out Smith for being intolerant and Rock for seeming “soft” to address the assault.
The extremly controversial altercation occurred at the end of the ceremony when Rock joked on Jada’s shaved head and after hitting him Smith shouted obscenities at him amidst a quiet auditorium. As per Andrew Schulz, Rock should have done something, saying, “Chris was about to unload. He needed to. We would have been fine if he went crazy. Bleep him out. He got slapped on TV. Literally slapped on the Super Bowl for losers . I don’t think Chris is p***y for not hitting Will back. I think he is because he was worried about his career.” Schulz went on to add that Chris didn’t do anything as he want to be in more films, “He didn’t hit him back so he could be in Zootopia 4. That’s the sad thing. That’s the soft thing!”
The standup comedian explained that Chris must have at least responded with words, noting, “I empathize. But you got to address that s**t, fam. You got to start going in. At least say ‘I’ll see you backstage’ or ‘Hey Will, some of us have more professionalism, some of us have a little more decorum. The show must go on. But I’ll see you backstage.” Schulz also called Smith a “p***y” for attacking a man who is much smaller in size.
The comedian, who has a successful channel on Youtube, said he has also faced similar backlash over jokes earlier, in fact in Harlem, New York City, Schulz described that someone from the audience got so furious over a joke that he punched him but he noted that unlike Chris he addressed the tense situation.