31% of People think that Will Smith’s punch was fake

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Since the spotlight today was all on the Oscar drama, we at ThriveMyWay had a couple of questions. In an effort to get answers, we decided to give the world a voice, so we asked 100 people from around the globe about how they felt.

It seems that the world is most skeptical about whether or not the slap was staged. 69% of our participants believe it was real.

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Next came the shock that Chris Rock did not press charges against Will Smith, and 52% of those polled agreed with this decision.

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So, the slap happened, the entire audience left with their jaws dropping, so we wondered what feelings did Chris’s reaction cause among the people. The opinions were almost even, although more people, 54%, said that Chris’s reaction surprised them.

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Next, the joke itself was discussed. The online world was raving about whether or not the joke was truly offensive or not. 57% of our participants did not perceive the joke as deserving of a slap, but most, 40.54%, did consider the G.I. Jane reference offensive.

 

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We couldn’t help but wonder what it was that made Will Smith punch Chris. Did he do it to show his love for his wife? 63% of the participants thought it was indeed an act of love.

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After the tears were shed and the slappings were done, Will was given the Best Actor Award, which was followed by a speech that led to many online discussions. He apologized to the Academy and his colleagues, but not to Chris himself. Our audience was divided on whether the speech was genuine or dishonest, with opinions ranging between 50-50%.

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A further topic of controversy is whether or not Will Smith’s Oscar should have been denied following his violent strike? Despite all the divided opinions in the world, 57% think that Will Smith should keep his Oscar.

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We found that the most common thing our audience thought should take place is apologies. 69% thought it was appropriate for Chris to apologize to Jada, while 65% agreed that Will Smith should apologize to Chris personally.

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