Following a viral video of Mike Tyson repeatedly punching a plane passenger, fans have started comparing the incident with that of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. Some fans are asking if the incident could put Tyson on a no-fly list? Well, it could lead to him being put on a no-fly list, and also if this man sues him, he could rake in millions of dollars from the legendary boxer for assault.
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A number of people backed the former heavyweight boxing champion, even sharing a post Tyson made to Facebook in 2020. That post showed a picture of Tyson with the text, “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.”
“Mike Tyson punched somebody who was Fn with him……. The problem is nowadays, MFs think they WON’T get punched in the Face…” rapper Ice T wrote in a tweet.
The praise for Tyson led some to ask about the difference between him and Smith, who slapped Rock after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and her alopecia. Smith apologized for the slap in his acceptance speech for Best Actor.
“Wait. Are the people who were vocal about how f***ed up it was that Will Smith slapped Chris Rock now the same people who are praising Mike Tyson for bloodying a drunken a**hole’s face?” singer Richard Marx tweeted.
“People: ‘I can’t believe Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for insulting his wife. Will should be in jail and banned from Hollywood,'” sports journalist Aaron J. Fentress wrote. “Also people: ‘That guy who was bugging Mike Tyson on the plane had that beat down coming to him. Tyson was in the right.'”
Though a few people also made reference to Will Smith’s old song, “I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson.” “Guy on that plane with @MikeTyson was listening to too much Will Smith,” radio host and podcaster Tim Andrews wrote, alongside a screenshot from the music video.
“I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson” was the debut single from the third album from DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, And In This Corner. The single came out in September 1989, and the video includes Tyson, his promoter at the time, Don King, and, oddly enough, Chris Rock.
Perhaps, we should put Will Smith and Mike Tyson in the boxing ring for a pay-pay-view bout.
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