Kareem Gets the Last Word on the Slap Heard Around the World

I’ve interviewed, at various times, all three people directly involved in Sunday night’s debacle. That doesn’t mean I “know” them, but it did give me a take on what happened, and how and what its awful implications are.

But Twitter debate is one thing, and the opinionating on this incident has broken down on gender lines, racial lines and those who listen to Jada’s podcast and those who had no idea it existed.

I’d rather defer to what I regard as the definitive view on this, one delivered by NBA legend and voice of reason and conscience columnist Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

“With a single petulant blow, he advocated violence, diminished women, insulted the entertainment industry, and perpetuated stereotypes about the Black community.”

I’m just shocked at how many people don’t get that.

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Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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