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The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas on the Will Smith Oscars slap: “I’m bummed no-one stood up for Chris Rock”

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has waded into the row over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. Many celebrities have come out to condemn Smith for his actions after he struck the comedian on-stage for saying that he couldn’t wait to see Pinkett Smith in “G.I. Jane 2”, alluding to her shaven head. The actor has been vocal about suffering from the autoimmune disease alopecia, sharing the effects of the condition with her followers on social media.
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Julian Casablancas Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock At The Oscars

We’re, what, 36 hours out from the moment that Will Smith smacked Chris Rock live onstage at the Oscars? Smith has apologized, Smith and Rock may or may not have talked things out, but the take cycle has not stopped. Everyone has to say something about it, and “everyone,” at least in this case, includes Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, who weighed in last night.
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Julian Casablancas Has Some Interesting Thoughts About the Will Smith Slap

We’re now on Day 2 of Will Smith slap discourse after the actor shocked the Oscars on Sunday night by smacking Chris Rock across the face for making fun of his wife’s alopecia. At this point, it feels as though everyone under the sun has weighed in with their take. “But wait a second,” you’re probably saying. “What does The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas have to say about all this?”
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Julian Casablancas Shares His Take On The Will Smith Slap: ‘Just Retire’

The takes are still rolling in about Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at the Oscars, from Judd Apatow, Jimmy Kimmel, Howard Stern, Tiffany Haddish… It’s now officially weird if you haven’t weighed in with your stance on the incident. We can now welcome Julian Casablancas to the club; the Strokes leader joined the discourse with a long-winded, rambly Instagram post.
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