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Jeanine Pirro takes racist swipe at Will Smith’s slap from Chris Rock

Jeanine Pirro takes racist swipe at Will Smith's slap from Chris Rock

Jeanine Pirro’s approach to Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony took a racist turn on Monday. (Watch the video below.)

Asked for her perspective on “The Five,” the Fox News host replied, “What do I think? I don’t think the Oscars are the hood. “

Twitter users let her have it to reduce a confrontation between A-list Black entertainment artists to “the hood”. One gave her a “disgusting racist.Another cracked: “Will Smith is worth $ 350 million, and Jeanine Pirro has never been to the hood or the Oscars. ”

Smith, who later in Sunday’s ceremony won Best Actor for “King Richard”, took to the stage and slapped Rock, a presenter, after a “GI Jane 2” joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith ,’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith spoke openly about her alopecia, a disorder that causes hair loss.

Pirro took a turn to praise Pinkett Smith’s beauty as equal to that of Demi Moore, who shaved her head to star in the 1997 military movie “GI Jane.”

Then she swung back to Smith and condemned him for his willingness to “take it upon himself to disrupt the event … to commit violence on stage.” Smith could have been dragged away in handcuffs – “it was a crime he did” – and should be banned from future ceremonies, she said.

And Pirro saw a message for conservatives in Smith returning to his seat after the assault while the awards ceremony continued.

“Hollywood proves that they do not have to follow the rules,” she said. “If you’re on the right and you say something they do not like, then they can react with violence.”

Look at Pirro’s comments on comments by Piers Morgan at the 0:57 mark:

Here are other tweets about Pirro’s comments:

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