I Now Understand Why Will Smith’s the Way He is, and This is Why It Matters

Will Smith didn’t have to hit Chris Rock, so it was a strange choice. I grew up watching Smith transform from Fresh Prince-of-Bel-Air’s goofball to Independence Day fighter pilot.

His coworkers were shocked that he started screaming at Rock and slapped him.

Many people who loved Smith turned their backs quickly on him, including me. His slap was completely uncharacteristic.

It was only a matter of minutes before people started to wonder why Smith behaved the way he did. Will was enjoying Rock’s joke. Smith became aggressive and his wife had complete control.

Jada replaced Will quickly and it was clear that she was abusive. She confessed to cuckolding her husband on a major platform. I am now satisfied with her latest Red Table Talk.

Jada seems to be using Will Smith’s slap in order to promote her Red Table Talk Show. In her first tweet, she said that her family was in “deep heal” and would discuss it on the Red Table Talk Show when they are ready.

Looking back on the way that Smith conducted himself around his children, he always seemed highly supportive and as involved as a parent could be. He was always highly complimentary of his wife. Sure, it could have all been an act, but fakery of that magnitude doesn’t seem to fit with Smith’s personality.

Unlike Jada, Will doesn’t seem fake.

Let me be very clear here. I still think Smith should 100 percent face the consequences of his actions for assaulting Rock, but I’m beginning to understand him better. Smith, like many more before him, became a bully because he’s bullied at home. He was in love with a woman who clearly doesn’t love him back, and it seems his actions were a most desperate attempt to win her over. It’s an attempt that will only serve to give Jada more ammo for herself to use against him and promote her own endeavors with rumors of a divorce from insiders to boot.

Relationships are never clean. They’re complicated, filled with ups and downs, and loving moments are about as guaranteed as resentments. A couple that cares about one another will work to elevate the good in each other and forgive hurts. They learn to live as individual people who are one being. When one person is trying to do this and the other has no interest, and what’s more, is abusive, antagonistic, and malicious toward the person who loves them, then the person in love can be absolutely destroyed.

Smith is clearly an upset and destroyed man.

It’s sad that Smith doesn’t get much sympathy in our society today. While this isn’t to say that things aren’t improving, it is to indicate that they could and should.

Men are being abused more often than you might think. Without any evidence, women are more likely than men to believe that they are innocent.

The Smiths are an example of a dysfunctional family, but I believe the problem is that one of the legs at the “table” is wobbly. The Smiths are becoming unstable because Jada is self-centered and malicious. However, I am beginning to believe that the problem is caused by Jada’s husband who has supported her and shown love.

This illustration shows how we as a society can get our relationships wrong.