“It’s time for comedians to stop making fun of people’s appearance[s]”: Twisted Sister Guitarist Calls Out Chris Rock

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Jay Jay French photo: Fredrik Ek, Creator: Picasa 2.7 (Wikimedia Commons)/ Chris Rock photo: Andy Witchger (Wikimedia Commons)
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Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has chimed in on the infamous Oscars moment where actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock, saying, “it’s time for comedians to stop making fun of people’s appearance[s].”

To provide a recap of what took place at the Oscars this past Sunday:

During the Oscars, Chris Rock took to the stage and did what he does best and threw out some jokes. Among those jokes was one about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Jada has been struggling with alopecia, which causes hair loss, which is what Rock’s joke alluded too. Well, after making that joke, Will Smith went to the stage and slapped Chris Rock. Rock stood in disbelief and said, “Will Smith just slapped the shit out of me.”

Smith returned to his seat and yelled at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!”

So yesterday, the Twisted Sister guitarist took to his Twitter and wrote the following regarding the incident:

“No one should ever hit another person like @willsmith did to @chrisrock . Among many issues this created at the #AcademyAwards2022 I think it’s time for comedians to stop making fun of peoples (especially woman) appearance it is degrading and unnecessary”.

So while the Twisted Sister guitarist calls out Smith’s behavior as well, he seems to be opposed to Rock’s joke. Among those other musicians who have also called out Will Smith is that of Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, who called Smith’s actions an “ugly meltdown.”

Paul Stanley of Kiss was also not pleased with Smith’s actions and shared his thoughts on Twitter. You can find his tweets, along with that of the tweet from the Twisted Sister guitarist, below.


Words by: Michael Pementel