It was the infamous slap that was heard around the world. The fallout from that moment at the Oscars when Will Smith slapped host, Chris Rock, across the face for making a joke about Smith’s wife Jada-Pinkett Smith, has generated a lot of discussion and mainstream media coverage. Steve and Ben examine the fallout from Will Smith’s actions, how the Academy and Hollywood elite reacted to it in the room and afterwards, what precedent it set, and how this all feeds in to the dwindling nature of celebrity culture and whether or not celebrities should be venerated, as well as the continuing fall of Hollywood’s cultural relevance.

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