Golden Globes 2023 host Jerrod Carmichael’s Will Smith joke falls flat, Internet calls it 'horrible'

Golden Globes 2023 host Jerrod Carmichael’s Will Smith joke falls flat, Internet calls it 'horrible'
Jerrod Carmichael (L) disappoints fans by mentioning the Will Smith incident while hosting the Golden Globe Awards 2023 (Twitter/@goldenglobes, Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: The Golden Globe Awards 2023 is being hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, a household name and a regular SNL member. Throughout his monologues, he took several jabs at celebrities like Tom Cruise, Kanye West, and more. However, he brought up the infamous Will Smith incident at the 2022 Oscars and the joke is not aging well with the fans. Some are saying that Carmichael needs to "update" his material and some are saying that the joke is overdone and is in "poor taste."

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Will Smith was banned from the Academy Awards for a decade for slapping Chris Rock last year. Consequently, the Globes left him out this year for his performance as a real-life runaway slave who fights in the Civil War in Apple TV+’s 'Emancipation'. It earned zero nominations overall. Trolling the controversial actor, Carmichael said, "While we were on commercial, we actually presented Will Smith with the Rock Hudson award for best portrayal of masculinity on television, so please give it up for Will Smith. Please! Please!" The audience did not reciprocate accordingly and the host had to settle with faint applause.

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'Update your material'

One user said, "The Will Smith "joke", really? This host has officially worked my last good damned nerve. #GoldenGlobes" Another frustrated user tweeted, "they couldn’t go the whole show without mentioning the will smith incident once #goldenglobes" One more user who did not like Will Smith's mention said, "Will Smith wasted his award show face slap on Chris Rock and not Jarrod Carmichael? Poor choice. #GoldenGlobes"



 

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One user tweeted, "Hey @goldenglobes bringing up Will Smith was not only in poor taste but hope you got the memo by the solo clap of presenter. Still a hard pass. And the “masculinity” reference was very offensive." One viewer wrote, "When Jerrod Carmichael hosted SNL I thought he was the bomb, now he’s just bombing! That Will Smith / Rock Hudson joke was horrible!!! #GoldenGlobes2023 #GoldenGlobes" Another user tweeted, "a will smith slap joke almost a year after the incident is so tiredddd yawn update your material #GoldenGlobes"



 

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