Joseph Patel, producer of the recent Oscar-winning “Summer of Soul,” is blasting Chris Rock for jokingly introducing him and his Best Documentary Feature co-winners as Questlove and “four white guys.”
Patel, who is Indian American, expressed outrage on his now-privated Twitter account Wednesday evening, explaining in a now-deleted thread, “The reason that makes me SO SO VERY ANGRY is because I was so proud to be one of a handful of South Asians to have ever won an Oscar in the history of the award.”
- Many AAPI celebrities and personalities have publicly shared their reactions to the now-infamous Oscars moment on Sunday when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
- Among them are both those who attended the event in person and those who watched virtually, including Henry Golding, Daniel Dae Kim, George Takei, veteran journalist May Lee, Angry Asian Man Phil Yu, Simu Liu, Chrissy Teigen, Jason Momoa and Jameela Jamil.
- “Many people, especially kids, look up to actors,” Takei said. ““Because of that, we have an obligation to try to be good role models. With celebrity comes responsibility.”
- Smith later apologized to Rock in an Instagram post the following day, saying his behavior at the Academy Awards was “unacceptable and inexcusable.”
Many celebrities were left aghast when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars on Sunday.
For those somehow still unfamiliar with the now-infamous incident, Smith got into a physical altercation with Rock after the comedian joked about the shaved head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. While presenting the Oscar for Best Documentary, Rock said, “Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see you, all right?”
A bakery manager in New York City’s Chinatown is getting much-needed support from Google and Will Smith this holiday season after his community was hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
Patrick Mock, the manager of 46 Mott Bakery, has been delivering hundreds of free meals to elderly residents, the homeless, frontline and essential workers to help them get through this difficult time.
Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee makes his directorial return with “Gemini Man”, a groundbreaking action-thriller that highlights the notion that our own worst enemy is ourselves.
The film follows assassin Henry Brogan, played by Will Smith, as he is “targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move,” Paramount Pictures notes.
Will Smith is one of the most talented and successful actors of our generation, but even with the huge amount of movie wins under his belt, the 46-year-old actor is not immune to failures.