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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Comment On Will Smith Going Viral

Kareem Abdul Jabbar receiving the presidential medal.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: National Basketball Association all-time leading scorer and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wears his Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to him by U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Will Smith became the talk of the day on Sunday when he slapped Chris Rock across the face at The Oscars.

Rock was making jokes at the expense of Smith's wife Jada and he didn't like it. He walked up to the stage and ended up slapping Rock on live television.

The incident has sparked a mix of reactions, some of which argue that Smith did the right thing, while others argue that he was in the wrong.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has now weighed in with his take and he didn't like what Smith did.

"With a single petulant blow, he advocated violence, diminished women, insulted the entertainment industry, and perpetuated stereotypes about the Black community,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in a blog post. 

At the time of the slap, Rock was presenting an award for the best documentary before he made a joke about Jada's bald head. She lives with a condition known as "alopecia" as she's lost patches of her hair which prompts her to shave it.

Smith even apologized to Rock after the awards were over and said that what he did was out of line.

Even though an apology was made, this will still be talked about for many more weeks and months.