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“I Think He’s Being Emotionally Fragile”- Joe Rogan Gives His Take on Will Smith’s Outburst of Anger at the 2022 Oscars

Published 03/30/2022, 2:45 AM EDT

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The issue of actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock has only been getting worse since the moment it happened. At the 94th Academy Awards, Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face for a joke directed at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. From one comedian about another, Joe Rogan weighed in on it. 

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The JRE host was joined by guest Josh Barnett, who had conflicting views on this entire incident. The individuals hashed out what they thought really happened at the Oscars and why Will Smith probably lashed out as he did. 


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Joe Rogan thought that Chris Rock’s joke towards Will Smith’s wife was mild and something that wasn’t insulting. The UFC commentator said, “First of all, that is a, that whole scene doing that in that manner in that place, is a great example of what’s wrong with the glorification of just being able to go up to someone and smack them in the face.” 

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In disagreement with Barnett thinking that Will Smith thought and acted out, Rogan added, I don’t think he was thinking that far ahead at all… I think he’s being emotionally fragile, and he acted on impulse. I think it’s a foolish impulse that you do when you know there’s no consequences.” 

Josh Barnett thought that Chris Rock probably had malicious intent with his joke; Joe Rogan clapped back, saying, How do you have malicious intent in a mild joke?… This is all rational thinking about an irrational act. He was emotionally fragile, and he acted on impulse in a staggeringly stupid way.” 

Joe Rogan has had his own troubles in recent times

The JRE host has had some troubles of his own since 2022 began. Audiences publicly bashed him for saying certain words on his podcast that were not well received by communities worldwide. 


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Moreover, to make matters worse, Rogan came under fire for another issue right after his first one. This was over talking about certain aspects of world issues with a guest, Dr. Robert Malone.


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After a ton of support from fans and other audiences, Joe Rogan publicly apologized for his comments. This was on his social media and regarding both issues.

He then got back on track to take care of business as usual. Joe Rogan was back in The JRE, the UFC, and his stand-up comedy scene.

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Written by:

Rohit Raj


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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.
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