I have seen so many people react with disgust because Will Smith slapped the shit out of Chris Rock. Smith did so because the joke Rock told was mocking a disability of Smith’s wife, and this wasn’t the first time he had done so.
Earlier this month, there was a case where a Dunkin employee punched customer, which resulted in the death of that customer. The worker delivered the deadly blow because the customer called him a “nigger.” The worker received a very lenient sentence of two years’ house arrest. He KILLED a man, but many people understood and condoned the attack because the man called him a name which anyone knows is highly offensive.
I agree. There are things that one person can say to another that simply BEG for a physical response. Each of us has a hot button issue. The one thing that someone can say to us that is worthy of delivering a knuckle sandwich. A man defending the honor of his wife falls in that category. If my wife were disabled and a man made fun of that disability after being warned, I certainly would feel obligated to defend her.