by Shelt Garner
The key issue about The Slap right now is while it happened in the national “community square,” there’s simply no way to have any unified conventional wisdom about what it means.
Take Zoe Kravitz and Black Twitter.
It is only because The Slap happened in an event of the “center” that I even attempt to comprehend what is going on with Ms. Kravitz. She’s black and yet Black Twitter is not having it when it comes to her criticism of Will Smith’s behavior at The Oscars.
I honestly don’t understand why this is.
And it probably isn’t my place to have any opinion on it in the first place. I have no skin in that game, as they say. It will be interesting to see if Ms. Kravitz’ acting career suffers any long-term damage from Black Twitter’s rage against her the last few hours.
This points to a broader situation, which is Smith is probably going to get away with what he did for the same reason we can never have any form of gun control, no matter how many children die — by the time we get around to being “allowed” to do something, the momentum for action has dissipated.
Such is life in post-accountability America.