A verified Will Smith on Twitter is having a wild time right now
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In the seemingly never-ending debate over who is 'right' in the Chris Rock and Will Smith altercation, fans of Smith are coming to his defense and tearing down any person who tries to condemn Smith's actions on Twitter.
Various celebrities like Jim Carrey, Zoë Kravtiz, Tim Allen, Alec Baldwin, and more have shared their input on the situation and criticized Smith. But each time celebrities share their opinion, Smith defenders are coming after the public figures and trying to 'cancel' them.
Kravitz shared her thoughts on Instagram with the caption, "and here is a picture of my dress at the party after the award show -where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now."
Fans of Smith and other social media users took the opportunity to air their opinions of the actress, with many referencing interview comments from several years ago about being attracted to Will's son Jaden, who was 14 at the time:
Zoe Kravitz was 25 years old saying that she had to check herself over flirting with Jaden Smith who wasn't old enough to take his SAT's yet...pic.twitter.com/AutLpsmfgw
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During an interview with CBS Morning, comedian Jim Carrey said he was "sickened" by the standing ovation given to Smith after he won the Oscar for best actor.
"Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we aren’t the cool club anymore,” Carrey told Gayle King.
Quickly, social media users pointed out controversial statements Carrey gave in the past.
TW: SA\n\nI remember watching this as a teen and I wondered why @JimCarrey forced a kiss upon Alicia Silverstone when she clearly didn\u2019t want it. \n\nI didn\u2019t learn until years later that this was sexual assault. I was sickened then and I\u2019m sickened now.pic.twitter.com/nzMTTyHehy
Actor Tim Allen expressed his disappointment in Smith's actions on Twitter saying, "It’s not ok to come up on stage and hit a dude cause you don’t like the humor. It’s not ok at a Comedy Club, concert hall or hosting some cheeseball award show. Chris Rock is a stand up comedian and a standup guy who carried on. I think I would have run."
Social media users came after Allen, bringing up past drug trafficking involvement as the reason he should not have an opinion on the matter.
Tim Allen is a convicted cocaine trafficker, who the hell cares about his opinion over a slap?, Absolutely nobody is the answer
Actor Alec Baldwin wrote on Twitter and shared on Instagram, "I am not reading much about how, or even if, the producers attended to Chris. But I love you, @chrisrock. And I'm sorry the Oscars turned into the Jerry Springer show."
People on social media came after the actor, bringing up past violent encounters involving the 63-year-old actor.
Alec Baldwin: Will Smith turned the Oscars into The Jerry Springer Show! Very classless of him!\n\nAlso Alec Baldwin:pic.twitter.com/Q3qo66ooNq
Other members of Hollywood like Charmed star Holly Marie Combs, comedian Judd Apatow, One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush, comedian Kathy Griffin, and more are facing backlash after expressing their opinions on the matter as well.
The social media attacks are opening a conversation about cancel culture.
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