Actress Zoë Kravitz is taking some serious heat on social media from progressives for the crime of standing up for Chris Rock after being assaulted by Will Smith at last Sunday’s Academy Awards.
After a strong condemnation of Will Smith’s actions on social media, progressives on Twitter have turned on the actress and are using past comments she has made to label her a “predator” and a “sellout.”
“The Batman” star took to her Instagram to protest the actions of Will Smith shortly after the Academy Awards on Sunday. Kravitz captioned a photo of herself in a pink dress she wore at the ceremony with: “here’s a picture of my dress at the show where we are apparently assaulting people on stage now.”
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Kravitz then followed up that post with another photo of her at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with the caption, “and here is a picture of my dress at the party after the award show -where we are apparently screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage now.”
When asked on social media if she supported Will Smith defending his wife from a joke, Kravitz replied with a short answer: Nope.
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Now the average person would probably see nothing wrong with someone taking a stand against physical violence in a civilized society but apparently Black Twitter did not take kindly to Kravitz’s commendation of Will Smith.
As reported yesterday on Bounding Into Comics, there are many progressive activists who are siding with Will Smith on this matter as they see a black man defending his black wife.
Many of these same activists saw Kravitz’s defense of Chris Rock, who is also black by the way, as an attack on “The Culture” and many of them lashed out in anger and began to attack her character for defending Rock.
Shortly after her comments, Twitter users began resurfacing an old interview regarding her past friendship with Jaden Smith, Will’s son.
The two starred in the 2013 action film “After Earth” together when Jaden was 14 and Kravitz was 24. The resurfaced comments come from a 2013 interview with V Magazine in which Kravitz described working with her young co-star, “There were moments that I was hanging out with Jaden and thinking, I can’t believe you’re 14, I have to check myself, like what I say to you.”
She said at the time, “He has so much personality and so much swag, he is so much cooler than I am. And he’s so handsome, I was always like, when you’re older, you know, we’ll hang out…Nope, that’s inappropriate, you’re 14.”
The past comments led to a mountain of Twitter users labeling Kravitz a “predator” and made her the top trend on Twitter Wednesday.
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Other Twitter users then proceeded to chime in with their displeasure of Kravitz’s statement drawing tens of thousands of likes in support.
Twitter user Katethonys tweeted, “zoe kravitz just mad at will smith for telling her to stay away from his son that’s why she said all that.”
MajorPhilebrity wrote, “They way Zoe Kravitz spoke out and now her daddy getting dragged too just because. I’m in tears. The internet said ‘it’s a parent teacher conference now, since you wanna be cute.’”
“will smith one of the pioneers for major black roles in hollywood and yall think we’re gonna allow random nepotism babies to drag him as if theyve ever had to work for anything a day in their lives? zoe kravitz ur time has come!”, tweeted jsfrom63rd.
Cornskiii tweeted, “you tellin me zoe kravitz was tryna flirt wit a 14 year old jaden smith yet tried to diss will smith on instagram.”
Nothing will ever beat how quickly the internet will switch up on someone. Yesterday Zoe Kravitz was the sexiest woman ever and today she has to beat predator allegations,” tweeted thoughtfulbae.
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It was only a couple of weeks ago that Zoë Kravitz drew support after telling The Guardian she was denied a role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises saying, “Being a woman of color and being an actor and being told at that time that I wasn’t able to read because of the color of my skin, and the word urban being thrown around like that, that was what was really hard about that moment.”
In the same interview, Kravitz also talked about her own struggles with identity when she was younger, “I felt really insecure about my hair, relaxing it, putting chemicals in it, plucking my eyebrows really thin.”
“I was uncomfortable with my Blackness,” she said. “It took me a long time to not only accept it but to love it and want to scream it from the rooftops.”
Kravitz has been very vocal over the last few years in support of progressive causes such as abortion, Black Lives Matter, and the Biden Administration. However, all it took was one disagreement about an on-air assault of a comedian for her entire community to turn her back on her.
Do you support Zoë taking a stand for Chris Rock or do you see this as just another example of the woke eating the woke?
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