Why Twitteratis Are Recalling Delhi HC’s Remark After Will Smith ‘Slap’ Saga?

Social media platforms were abuzz Monday morning, thanks to Will Smith! Will Smith stormed the Oscars stage and struck comedian Chris Rock across the face for joking about his wife. Smith’s act, which took everybody present at the award ceremony by shock, became instantly viral on social media with pictures and visuals of the incident being shared by users.

Indian Twitter users, however, sarcastically defended Will Smith, citing a recent remark by the Delhi High Court. Surprised? We’ll tell you the reason. 

The Delhi High Court, hearing a petition against alleged hate speeches given by politicians before the Delhi riots, had observed that if something is said with a smile, then there is no criminality but if something is said offensively, then there may be criminality. The remark had invited intense response on social media. 

Citing the Delhi HC’s remark, Twitter users joked that Will Smith did no wrong as he was smiling while slapping the comedian. 

A Twitter user named Nigar Parveen, taking a potshot, wrote: “If Will Smith was an Indian, he wouldn’t have to apologize for appearing to slap Chris Rock during Oscar on stage as he was smiling all the time.”

Another user named Sanjay Ghose joked about what would Smith have told the court had he been taken there after slapping Rock. 

User named Jas Oberoi wrote that Smith would be pronounced not guilty by Indian courts. 

“Chris Rock was smiling when he made fun of Will Smith’s wife and Will was smiling when he slapped Chris. Nothing wrong here – Dehli HC,” said another user. 

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