Will Smith fans sue Zoe Kravitz for criticizing Oscars slap
Zoe Kravitz is among several celebrities facing online backlash from people sympathetic to Will Smith and his family, who object to these stars criticizing Smith for turning Sunday’s Oscars into a violent spectacle where, as Kravitz said, “we apparently assault people on stage now.” .”
Kravitz, Jim Carrey and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Tuesday and Wednesday became the targets of Twitter pilings because they expressed anger about Smith slapping Chris Rock. The backlash against Kravitz has been particularly fierce, with people making provocative comments she made in 2013 about Smith’s then 14-year-old son Jaden.
Kravitz shared photos on Instagram on Tuesday of herself in dresses she wore to the Oscars and an after-party, adding a caption referring to Smith’s aggressive response to Rock’s shaved head joke. Jada Pinkett Smith. Kravitz’s comments have made fans of Smith single out various things she’s said and done over the years, including when she told V magazine in 2013 that she finds Jaden Smith attractive.
“There were times when I was hanging out with Jaden and I thought, I can’t believe you’re 14, I have to control myself, like what I’m telling you,” said Kravitz, who was 24 at the time. time and co- with Will and Jaden Smith in the movie “After Earth”. She also appeared to joke that her admiration for Jaden Smith was “inappropriate”.
Tuesday and Wednesday, scathing comments followed Kravitz’s Instagram posts, including accusations that she is “a pedophile.”
you tell me zoe kravitz was trying to flirt with a 14 year old jaden smith but tried to diss will smith on instagram😭😭🏊🏾♂️
— Corn 🌟 (@cornskii) March 29, 2022
People also called her a hypocrite, said her professional success was due to “nepotism”, bristled at being “light-skinned” and being friends with designer Alexander Wang, who recently faces sexual assault charges, which he denies.
It’s an amazing turn of events for Kravitz to be caught up in such drama, given that she hails from a popular Hollywood family and was considered the epitome of glamor and composure until to her expressing her disapproval of Smith’s actions. This immediate reversal of goodwill toward Kravitz was exemplified by a viral tweet that had 157,000 likes Wednesday morning and read, “Zoe Kravitz lost all of her Twitter hype in just 30 minutes.”
Zoe Kravitz lost all her Twitter hype in just 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/vKJl3HhBiH
— ً (@zenromanov) March 29, 2022
Someone else noted: “Nothing will ever beat how quickly the internet flips on someone. Yesterday Zoe Kravitz was the sexiest woman ever, and today she has to defeat predatory claims.
This is perhaps not so surprising given that Smith’s attack on Rock was watched by millions around the world and became the center of an emotional and multi-faceted national debate on many issues. hotspots of American culture.
RollingOut.com said “much of Black Twitter didn’t appreciate” Kravitz’s comment, as it was seen as throwing Smith “under the bus”. Freelance writer Andray Domise said the backlash against Kravitz and other celebrities appears to be fueled by loyal fans of Smith and his family, Tweeter that the Smiths have “quietly amassed one of the deadliest fandoms in existence in the last 24 hours”. He said these fans are “pushing Zoe Kravitz through the wood chipper feet first.”
Man they push Zoe Kravitz through wood chipper feet first, hate to see it https://t.co/UwowUrkvPm pic.twitter.com/z9rF08EeYB
— Q. Anthony Omene (@qaomene) March 30, 2022
Domise and others also looked at how Smith loyalists took to Twitter to target Carrey, Abdul-Jabbar and Hailey Bieber.
Twitter makes sure that every celebrity who speaks out against Will Smith doesn’t prosper. You all have Jim Carrey, Zoe Kravitz, you even slipped into a Charmed. pic.twitter.com/9R1k9jmLoS
— james (@antirkelly) March 30, 2022
In an interview with CBS Morning on Tuesday, Carrey said Smith’s actions were selfish and unacceptable, explaining how he robbed fellow nominees and winners of their “shining moment”, while receiving a standing ovation when he won the award. for best actor for his performance in “King”. Richard.”
In response, people discovered clips and stories about Carreys’ past antics at awards shows, including when he appeared to force a kiss on then 19-year-old Alicia Silverstone at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards. as he accepted an award for Best Comedy Performance. for “Cable Guy”.
Meanwhile, NBA legend Abdul-Jabbar wrote a widely shared blog post, saying that, “in one petulant stroke, (Smith) advocated violence, diminished women, insulted the entertainment industry and perpetuated stereotypes about the black community.”
Smith hit out at Rock when the comedian presented an award for Best Documentary and jokingly compared Pinkett Smith’s bald look to Demi Moore’s shaved head in the 1997 film “GI Jane.” Pinkett Smith was open about the living with alopecia, a medical condition that caused him to lose patches of hair.
While Smith initially laughed at Rock’s joke, he seemed to realize his wife was upset and took the stage to confront Rock. After Smith returned to his seat, he yelled twice at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth.”
Abdul-Jabbar said Smith’s apparent act of gallantry was “condescending” and reduced his capable wife to a “helpless damsel” in need of a “big strong man” to defend her honour.
For these observations, people on Twitter also accused Abdul-Jabbar of being a hypocrite, especially because he condemned Smith acting on the “Toxic Bro ideal”. They pointed out that Abdul-Jabbar’s son was sentenced to six months in November for stabbing a Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans. They also recalled that Abdul-Jabbar broke his hand when the Los Angeles Lakers player hit an opposing team player in a 1977 game.
Keep in mind my friends that same Kareem Abdul-Jabar once hit someone so hard during a game that he broke his hand. https://t.co/p3pMc27GRz
— BINWINNING (@BinweA) March 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Hailey Bieber’s offense is that she “liked” Kravitz’s Instagram post. For this, people tweeted various insults, including that her husband, Justin Bieber, hates her, or that her uncle, Alec Baldwin, is “a murderer” because he was involved in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set shooting. People also remembered a controversy in 2018 when Twitter resurfaced the model’s n-word posts on social media.
Hailey Bieber likes this Zoe Kravitz post like her hubby doesn’t treat her like that! 😭😭💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/CGNAUpSYtp
— Z (@jsfrom63rd) March 29, 2022