Well said.Smith hurt way more than Chris Rock with that swing.
Keep in mind that Rock was about to announce the winner of Best Documentary, which was Summer of Soul. This was to be Questlove's moment, getting an Oscar for a movie that was so personal to him, and had such a positive message about the black community, and it's prefaced with a black award winner assaulting a black presenter. When Questlove came up, you could tell he was distressed. He could barely get through his acceptance speech. It should have been such a great moment for him and for the black community, and it was so sad.
Smith ruined his own winning moment too, so no sympathy there, but at the same time he robbed the Williams sisters of theirs, seeing a movie about their family winning an Oscar. Again, they should have been so happy, but they were clearly distressed as he was giving his tortured acceptance speech. And I thought Smith using their father as cover for his behavior was beyond the pale.
The other thing that struck me is how nobody did anything about it. If a stagehand had walked up and assaulted a host, he would have been gang tackled and taken into custody instantly. But Will Smith gets to stroll back to his seat unscathed, and then he gets an award and a standing ovation. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The class divide was laid bare in that moment.
I thought it bizarre than no one lifted a finger when it happened and assumed it was scripted. But I only watched replays, I haven't watched any awards show in a couple decades. Way too much narcissism and posturing for me.