Tom Segura tears into Will Smith for 'entitled' behavior at Oscars: ‘I have zero respect'
Will Smith's behavior at the Academy Awards 2022 is not going to become a thing of the past any time soon. Hollywood and the celeb world is slowly taking sides and there are still some sitting on the fence. During the "Pat McAfee Show" on Wednesday 30 March, comedian Tom Segura told host Pat McAfee and AJ Hawk that he had lost all respect for Smith and that he acted like a person who is far removed from the reality of consequences for ill action.
During the show, the comedian boldly told, "Let me tell you this, man. The idea that you're entitled a-- thinks because your feelings are hurt, you get to assault one of the all-time greats because you f--king feel – and then the cowards, the spineless cowards that are in Hollywood, in comedy – we have a list of these f---ing guys." He also issued a warning for Smith's supporters, "Anybody who did not stand up and say some s--- for Chris Rock, we're going to ruin your f---ing life. I just want you to know that."
The comedian went on to explain to McAfee that in his estimation, Smith’s behavior was a display of entitlement. It's a very powerful, very wealthy, influential star who just decided, that he didn't like that, so he is just going to smack anybody and then gets to sit down, collect his award, get a round of applause, enjoy his night.
Segura also added, "It's insane. It's like a gross exaggeration – you see it all the time. I mean, you see entitlement everywhere and that was on full display for the world to see. I have f---ing zero respect for that b---- and I feel like more people need to come out and say it. It's unacceptable." Then, during the conversation, when asked by Hawk, if Segura believes that Rock thought Smith was approaching him to create a comedy bit out of the moment, the comedian agreed, adding that Smith completely caught Rock off guard.
Clearly, that's what he thinks is going to happen," Segura said. "He clearly thinks that's going to happen. And it's amazing that he could even recover and move on. I mean – look, dude, it's wild that that guy [Smith] is getting away with that. And I just, you know – it's just entitlement."
Then, the comedian went on to link Smith’s entitlement to the story to a wealthy individual receiving a citation for parking their vehicle in a restricted area, which he has witnessed. He explained, "It reminds me, I used to live in L.A. and you'd be on Beverly [Boulevard] or Rodeo [Drive] and you see these people in Bentleys double-parked or be in a handicap zone."
"And then a parking enforcement person would be like, Hey, you can't park here, and then the person in the Bentley goes, Yeah, there's no spaces. And you're like, ‘Yeah, f----face. That's what happens. Go find a place to park.’ And sometimes the person will get intimidated and be like, OK, and then sometimes they'd be like, I don't give a f---, here's your ticket. And that's what Will Smith needs. He's a big old f---ing parking ticket."
Besides Segura, many more celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey have also shared their opinion on the incident and showed their support for Chris Rock.