Joe Rogan’s Worst Fears About Will Smith’s Slap come true with the assault on Dave Chappelle

First part of 2022 was marked with that viral Oscars incident many believe to be staged. In reality, Smith might be evicted from the Academy but his actions won’t see monumental repercussions.

All that’s left is the infamy of the ceremony – both for Smith and the Oscars. Letting a violent act towards a comedian go unpunished might provoke more stunts, Rogan warned when the incident happened.

He said:

”You can’t just go and smack a man in the face in front of the world and go about business as usual. First of all, It sets up a terrible precedent, in so many different ways. It is a terrible precedent for comedy clubs like people are going to decide they are gonna go on the stage and smack the comedians now.”

“When the people that we look up to, for whatever reason for good or for bad. We look up to actors and the academy awards is supposed to be them in their most regal, their most regal outfits, their best behavior. And to drop down to violence, for something so innocuous as a GI Jane joke. This is a nonsense scene, where you are allowed to just smack someone.”

In many ways Rogan predicted what would happen to his longtime friend, Dave Chappelle. Chappelle was accosted by an unhinged man during the Netflix comedy festival this past Tuesday.

While Chappelle was not harmed, and even finished his set the event is sure to have consequences for the tackler,  Isaiah Lee, 23.

Lee had his arm and hand broken during a scuffle with the security team.

Previously Rogan discussed a similar incident with Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan. Keenan had started in martial arts after seeing what happened to Pantera singer back in 2004.

This prompted Keenan to study jiu jitsu and become a brown belt. Thanks to martial arts Keenan was able to subdue the fan who tackled him on stage and even kept singing during the whole ordeal.