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2022-03-30 11:24:19 AM  
3 votes:
That's racist.
 
2022-03-30 11:32:46 AM  
3 votes:
Nope. None of those were dark and shocking except the Will Smith physical assault.

This is such an obvious and awkward attempt to lump it all together in order to downplay the recent incident. But no, these other occurrences cannot be thrown into the same category as an actual physical assault.

Nice try.
 
2022-03-30 1:13:30 PM  
3 votes:

someonelse: AteMyBrain: Nope. None of those were dark and shocking except the Will Smith physical assault.

This is such an obvious and awkward attempt to lump it all together in order to downplay the recent incident. But no, these other occurrences cannot be thrown into the same category as an actual physical assault.

Nice try.

John Wayne trying to assault Sacheen Littlefeather is pretty dark.


Well, that's the way it's been rewritten in the past couple of days. 

Her exact words:
"I was escorted off that stage by some armed guards and luckily so because John Wayne was waiting in the wings ready to go on to pull me off the stage and he had to be held back by six security men because he was so outraged about what I had said"

This is pure projection. How could she possibly know his full intentions? It's entirely possible he would have just shouted at her. It seems logical that if he'd wanted to rush the stage, he could have. It had to have taken some time to get the SIX (alleged) security guards on him. Was he being an asshole? Yes, absolutely. But when you look at the accounts of this incident in the media (which seem to have all come out in the past 48 hours), they all claim he "tried to assault" her, and that's just simply unfounded.

The Smith incident, on the other hand, was pure insanity. And I mean that literally. You have to have left reality behind to believe you're justified in walking up and literally assaulting someone. Especially during a live broadcast to millions of people around the world of a prestigious awards tradition that's about to honor your work. Sorry, but that doesn't compare to the movie cowboy's "hold me back" moment.

The bottom line is that this is one of an avalanche of media desperately attempting to downplay this incident in the past couple of days. Look it up - it's an absolute blitz of articles making these same weak comparisons. The second I saw they'd included the David Niven streaker, I could see right through it. To categorize that harmless and hilarious stunt as one of the Oscars DARK moments only reveals the desperation of this nonsense.

You can say the John Wayne thing was wrong. and it was. But dredging up something from nearly half a century ago doesn't in any way make Will Smith's violent actions any less insane. Not to me anyway.
 
2022-03-30 12:09:01 PM  
2 votes:
*Tame, not time
 
2022-03-30 11:46:52 AM  
1 vote:

AteMyBrain: Nope. None of those were dark and shocking except the Will Smith physical assault.

This is such an obvious and awkward attempt to lump it all together in order to downplay the recent incident. But no, these other occurrences cannot be thrown into the same category as an actual physical assault.

Nice try.


Brody kissing Hallie was a sexual, physical assault.
Just sayin.
 
2022-03-30 12:57:57 PM  
1 vote:
Clint Eastwood also then mocked Brando and Littlefeather by saying that he'd "present [an] award on behalf of all the cowboys shot in all the John Ford Westerns over the years"

So he's always been a racist asshole nutcase - good to know.
 
2022-03-30 3:04:03 PM  
1 vote:

AteMyBrain: someonelse: AteMyBrain: Nope. None of those were dark and shocking except the Will Smith physical assault.

This is such an obvious and awkward attempt to lump it all together in order to downplay the recent incident. But no, these other occurrences cannot be thrown into the same category as an actual physical assault.

Nice try.

John Wayne trying to assault Sacheen Littlefeather is pretty dark.

Well, that's the way it's been rewritten in the past couple of days. 

Her exact words:
"I was escorted off that stage by some armed guards and luckily so because John Wayne was waiting in the wings ready to go on to pull me off the stage and he had to be held back by six security men because he was so outraged about what I had said"

This is pure projection. How could she possibly know his full intentions? It's entirely possible he would have just shouted at her. It seems logical that if he'd wanted to rush the stage, he could have. It had to have taken some time to get the SIX (alleged) security guards on him. Was he being an asshole? Yes, absolutely. But when you look at the accounts of this incident in the media (which seem to have all come out in the past 48 hours), they all claim he "tried to assault" her, and that's just simply unfounded.

The Smith incident, on the other hand, was pure insanity. And I mean that literally. You have to have left reality behind to believe you're justified in walking up and literally assaulting someone. Especially during a live broadcast to millions of people around the world of a prestigious awards tradition that's about to honor your work. Sorry, but that doesn't compare to the movie cowboy's "hold me back" moment.

The bottom line is that this is one of an avalanche of media desperately attempting to downplay this incident in the past couple of days. Look it up - it's an absolute blitz of articles making these same weak comparisons. The second I saw they'd included the David Niven streaker, I could see right through it. To categorize that harmless and hilarious stunt as one of the Oscars DARK moments only reveals the desperation of this nonsense.

You can say the John Wayne thing was wrong. and it was. But dredging up something from nearly half a century ago doesn't in any way make Will Smith's violent actions any less insane. Not to me anyway.


On a side note, why was there no security during the whole incident to stop Will Smith as soon as he walked up to the stage? You know the Oscars can afford and does have security in the theater. What usually protects a standup  comedian from the patrons is an elevated stage that makes it harder to approach. You don't have that at the Oscars, but why didn't they have someone at the bottom of the stairs to the stage with a list of people to let through and when. So even though he was up for best actor, he should only be allowed on stage after the winner for that award was read. If you didn't want a no-name security guard spoiling the show early, don't lost the winner names, just the nominees. That was on the show producers for not including such basic security.
 
2022-03-30 8:56:04 PM  
1 vote:

JohnnyFark: DARK. Yes.
[Fark user image 425x540]

/too soon?


You know memes are supposed to be funny, right?
 
2022-03-30 9:10:24 PM  
1 vote:

Fireproof: What I really wanna know is why they had guards that successfully stopped John Wayne one year, but none that could stop the streaker the following year.


"You've got to grab hold of John Wayne!"

"Sure thing, boss."

"And now you've got to grab hold of that sketchy-looking naked guy!"

"I'm... not comfortable with this."
 
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