SAY HE WOULD NOT HAVE SLAPPED A FEMALE
By Dock Walls, @dockwalls
While on the Red Carpet of the Men in Black III Moscow Premier, Will Smith was hugged by a Ukranian television 1+1 reporter who then attempted to kiss him on the mouth. Will pushed the reporter away and backhanded him on the cheek. After walking away, Smith laughingly commented, “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him.”
Outspoken members of the gay community were critical of Will Smith’s “violent” reaction. A gay activist suggested that Will would not have reacted that way if the reporter had been a female. Another who expressed concern said, “Will can’t be for equality some of the time. If he talks the talk, he has to walk the walk.”
This past Monday, Will Smith told reporters in Berlin he supports President Obama’s statement on gay marriage. Will said, “if anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” On the heels of this incident, some question whether Will’s statement was simple posturing or an effort to be politically correct.
I, for one, believe Will’s statement in support of the President’s stance in favor of gay marriage was sincere, without a hidden agenda.
Here’s a bit of what they are saying on Buzzfeed.com:
Kadyam Raja said, “The guy was greeting him. He was no where trying to kiss Will Smith on the mouth. Wow how ignorant and homophobic Will showed himself.”
Jasper Done commented, “From the video I see no attempt of mouth kissing, reporter no homo.”
Yongham Ye remarked, “This would be normal behavoir if it was in europe.”