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Stephen A. Smith blasted online for saying Will Smith owes The Black Community an Explanation over 2022 Chris Rock slap: “A lot Of Folks Find It Hard to Just Go to the Movies to Watch You”

'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' had a massive opening weekend at the box office, meanwhile Stephen A. Smith ‘Not Nearly as Interested’ in seeing Will Smith in New ‘Bad Boys 4’ movie because he’s not over Oscars Slap.

Stephen A. Smith says Will Smith fans aren't ready to support Bad Boys Star following Chris Rock Slap Despite "Bad Boys: Ride Or Die" Making $100 Million

Bad Boys: Ride Or Die has brought the box office back to life, raking in over $100 million dollars this weekend.

Despite, Bad Boys: Ride Or Die $100 Million success Stephen A. Smith had a lot to say about Will Smith following the (extremely successful both critically and commercially) release of his and Martin Lawrence’s Bad Boys: Ride or Die.

The fourth installment in the Bad Boys franchise, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, stacked up more than $100 million at the global box office during its opening weekend, all while garnering largely positive reviews in the process. Put another way, the general public seems more than ready to again embrace Big Will at the top-tier movie star level, having long ago left The Slap in the proverbial rearview. Stephen A. Smith, however, feels differently.

During a recent segment on his show, Smith first told viewers he "will never stop being a Will Smith fan" and will "in all likelihood" be seeing the new Bad Boys film in theaters. But the rest of his segment, which began with the host pointing out a photo he and Will took together during the actor’s Concussion era, sees Smith going in a more critical direction.

In short, Smith says he wants to see "an actual sit-down interview" focused on the Oscar-winning actor’s Chris Rock slap. According to Smith, Rock "will never get over that, ever" and is thus "damaged." The actor’s decision to slap the comedian, he added, "tarnished" the evening in question in 2022, at least from his perspective.

"We know you wouldn’t have smacked Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Bill Burr or a host of others," Smith, who more specifically argued that the Fresh Prince alum should "sit down and talk to the Black community," said over the weekend. "We know you wouldn’t have done that. No apology necessary. I’m just saying a lot of folks ain’t get over that. A lot of folks find it hard to just go to the movies to watch you. I’m one of those people."

Elsewhere, Smith also (ultimately inaccurately) predicted a fall for Ride or Die’s box office dollars. The First Take personality also told viewers he’s "not nearly as interested" in seeing a new Will-starring blockbuster as he is in seeing "an actual sit-down interview." He's also not done with this topic at large, as he was teasing more on the horizon as of Sunday evening.


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