Steve Harvey Weighs In On Will Smith’s Oscars Slap: I Lost A Lot Of Respect For Him

Steve Harvey, Will Smith

Steve Harvey Weighs In On Will Smith’s Oscars Slap: I Lost A Lot Of Respect For Him

Steve Harvey is not a fan of the slap seen around the world that took place at this year’s 94th Academy Awards.

The infamous incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock still has people talking two months later, including entertainment mogul Steve Harvey, 65. As previously reported, on March 27, Will Smith, 53, walked on stage during the live Academy Awards and slapped Chris Rock, 57, after the comedian made a controversial joke about his wife’s, Jada Pinkett Smith, bald head.

Chris Rock, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith

According to reports, Steve Harvey recently weighed in on the confrontation between Chris Rock and Will Smith while speaking at a graduation ceremony at Georgia State University in Atlanta. During his speech, Harvey spoke for two hours on various topics, including his new show and journey in the entertainment business. The entertainer also included his distaste for the way Oscar-Award-winning actor Will Smith handled himself during the prestigious film event.

Steve Harvey

Harvey vocalized in front of several law students that although he practices religious beliefs, his Christianity would not have saved Smith had it been him that was slapped. He said,

“I’m a Christian, but I’m really undeveloped. I don’t have high-level Christianity. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m like a 2. That’s the level of Christianity I can work on. You slap T.D. Jakes, he’ll turn the other cheek. You slap me? If you sit back in your seat, Jada [Will’s wife] would have to move out of the way. That’s the type of Christian I am.”

Reportedly, Harvey said Smith knew that he could get away with violence due to Rock being on stage. Harvey deemed the slap a “punk move” and added,

“I lost a lot of respect for him.”

Will Smith

Harvey’s comments come after he previously warned Kanye “Ye” West, 44, against a fight with D.L. Hughley, 59. As previously reported, Harvey addressed the ongoing beef between rapper Kanye West and fellow comedian friend D.L. Hughley, where he seemingly claimed D.L. Hughley would whoop Kanye West. During an episode of his radio morning show, he said,

“It ain’t what you want.”

He added,

“We from an a**-whoopin’ era. D.L. ain’t ya problem.”

D.L. Hughley, Kanye West, Steve Harvey

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Authored by: Ariel Whitely