Lara Trump triggers hysterical leftist meltdown for pointing out double-standard of Will Smith slap

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Lara Trump triggered dubious whataboutism from the left on Thursday when she argued that actor Will Smith was able to “get away” with slapping fellow actor Chris Rock because of his status as a member of the Hollywood elite.

Speaking on Fox Business Network’s “The Evening Edit,” she made the case that his treatment at the 2022 Oscars — being allowed to stay after slapping Rock, and then receiving loud applause upon accepting an award — would have been entirely different were he just an “average person.”

“If any average person did that, they would be in jail, they’d be locked up, they at least would have been arrested or questioned by the police at this point. But it shows you the double standard that exists. It shows you that when you’re a Hollywood celebrity… you can get away with anything,” she said.

“How often throughout the COVID pandemic did we see that the rules that applied to all of us didn’t apply to the elites, whether the political elites, Hollywood elites. No difference here. I think it is really frustrating for people,” she added.

This exact same sentiment has been echoed by a wide variety of voices, with critics accusing Smith of benefiting from either “celebrity privilege,” “black privilege” or both:

But because Lara Trump is the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, the man most hated by the left, members of the left have decided to make an issue out of her specific remarks.

Their argument is that Trump is a hypocrite because she’s never spoken out about her father-in-law’s own alleged privilege.

They point to her father-in-law’s infamous “grab them by the p—-y” remarks that were recorded during an “Access Hollywood” episode years ago.

Speaking to host Billy Bush about his attempts to seduce married women by kissing them, he’d claimed, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the p—y. You can do anything.”

Members of the left appear to believe that Smith’s physical actions are equivalent to her father-in-law’s mere words — boisterous words spoken during a private locker room conversation between men.


According to Outsports, locker room talk is a real phenomenon prevalent among both genders: “The truth is, conversation in locker rooms and other places where people of the same gender congregate often revolve around sex — even desperately graphic conversations.”

What’s not so prevalent is people slapping one another like piñatas.

Note also that, despite Trump’s boisterous claim, there’s no actual evidence to substantiate it, whereas Smith’s behavior toward Rock was seen live on national and international television.


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