Social media was naturally in a stir after Will Smith slapped fellow actor Chris Rock at the annual wokefest that is the Oscars last night. Not surprisingly, sports talk show host Stephen A. Smith had his opinion on the matter, and you can be darn sure that he let the world know his two cents on the situation.
Unfortunately, he didn't think before he Tweeted, and made an egregious mistake as a result.
Stephen criticized Will for unleashing physical force on Rock. But when trying to shame the actor, Stephen used the wrong Twitter handle and ended up criticizing the co-host of the Brad and Will Made A Tech Pod podcast, who shares the same name as the actor turned ninja warrior.
Total BS by @willsmith. If his night is ruined because of this he deserves it. The man has Denzel & Bradley Cooper trying to calm him down. For what? A joke about his wife in G.I. Joe? Come on! The shit was embarrassing! A very very bad look! Love Will. But not after this B.S.— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 28, 2022
That must have been quite the wake up call for the podcast host.
Despite being thrust unwillingly into the national spotlight, his response was both humorous and mature.
Whelp.— Will Smith (@willsmith) March 28, 2022
Real talk, I’m not the person you’re upset/happy with. I make podcasts and video games for a living.— Will Smith (@willsmith) March 28, 2022
At the risk of making people pissed off at me instead of that other guy, the world would be a better place if we stopped answering words with violence.
Even though the podcast host likely had to deal with a decent amount of confusion and embarrassment, the size of his podcast and social media audiences will probably skyrocket in the coming days.