The Oscar Slap: What its spinoff reveals about comedy, race and masculinity in America

It’s been called the “slap heard around the world”.

Everyone’s still talking about actor Will Smith who slammed comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars last Sunday.

The reaction to the shocking moment went far beyond whether Smith was right or wrong. Social media and pundits said the episode raised questions about race, relationships, our country’s tolerance for violence and whether Americans could still crack a joke.

Earlier this week on the FOX News Rundown, host Chris Foster spoke with “FOX Across America” ​​host Jimmy Failla, FOX Nation’s Tyrus and stand-up comedian Alli Breen about the Incident and Backlash Revealed About the State of Comedy, Hollywood, Masculinity and Race.

The panel discussed what might have motivated Will Smith, who won an Oscar for his performance in “King Richard” that night, to attack Rock on live television and what the repercussions might be for stand-up comedy. up and the Academy.

Due to time constraints, we were unable to include the entire conversation in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you’ll hear all the talk with Jimmy Faille, Tyrus, and Alli Breen and get more of their analysis…and jokes about what Chris Rock called, “the greatest night in television history. “.

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