Last night’s Oscars featured actor Will Smith attacking host Chris Rock after the comedian told a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett. Smith won the award for Best Actor later in the night.
The story was number one on all outlets, including cable news networks. During an episode of the Five, the hosts discussed the incident. Jeanine Pirro took it upon herself to scold Will Smith in a very racist manner.
“What do I think,” Pirro asked. “I think that the Oscars are not the hood. I think it’s not a bar, I don’t think you march up on stage because a guy makes a joke of your wife — which honestly I think is complementary. She could do G.I. Jane 2 — Jada Smith is — she’s got a fabulous body, and she’s beautiful as, was Demi Moore in that film.”
The topic of Smith and Rock also came up during this morning’s Fox and Friends. Rachel Campos-Duffy had a more measured take, saying, “First, I thought, wow, it’s kind of nice to see Hollywood beat up each other instead of bashing conservatives all the time. I do like a man who defends his wife. But also, I thought, Chris Rock is a comedian and he’s doing his job and truthfully, Ainsley, it was a pretty light-touch joke.”
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