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UK parliament invites Will Smith to speak on Chris Rock slap

A member of the UK Parliament has extended an invitation to Will Smith on Monday to speak about Comedian Chris Rock slap. 

Recall Intel Region reported that, Will Smith surprises comedian Chris Rock with a hard punch for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett at the 2022 Oscar Award.

Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife having a shaved head, claiming she looked like she was in GI Jane 2. In response to the comment, Smith got on the stage and slapped Rock. Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, has been vocal about living with alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.

However, the video has gone viral and it has generated mixed reactions from netizens while some expressed dissatisfaction toward Will Smith attitude others shared their contrary opinions.

Conservative MP Dehenna Davison penned a letter to Smith, chastising him for the slap and requesting he speak to the All Party Parliamentary Group on One Punch Assaults, which raises awareness on how one punch can kill someone. Davison’s father had died from a single punch.

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“While I found Rock’s joke in the poorest taste, I was very disappointed to see you use your substantial platform not for good, but for the promotion of violence,” Davison said. “I too have a deep desire to defend a loved one. When I was thirteen, my father was killed by a single blow to the head. My life was turned upside down, and it was this that led to me getting involved in politics.”

Davison said the invitation was to help educate Smith on how fatal one blow can be by listening to testimonies from people who have also lost someone from a single punch.

After decades in the entertainment industry, Smith won his first Academy Award Sunday night. He has been nominated multiple times in the past.

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