You can’t just hit people

MINOT, N.D. — Did you folks hear that Will Smith smacked Chris Rock right in the face on the stage at the Oscars?

It would be difficult to miss the news, frankly, but if you did, let me sum up: Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith going bald (she’s talked openly about her medical condition) and Will Smith took exception, walking onstage and delivering an open-handed smack to a clearly stunned Rock.

Later Smith apologized, though notably not to Rock, who, per law enforcement, isn’t pressing charges.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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