Weighing in on the swirl around the Oscars debacle
Jada Pinkett Smith image - Jerry Avenaim, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Everybody is aware of the Will Smith incident at the Oscars. Since I recorded this, a few things have happened, but I thought I'd weigh in on which of these two is "the Narcissist," Will or Jada Pinkett Smith.
I wasn't going to comment on this situation at all, but it seems like it's something that's not going away. And I found the ongoing conversation around narcissism interesting, especially the question of which one is the victim in their relationship.
So this is a quick episode where I explore what I've learned since it happened and what I already knew.
More has transpired since recording this episode--Will was banned from the Oscars for ten years and seemed to accept his fate.
Jada has distanced herself from Will and behaves like the embarrassed independent woman who doesn't need her man to stand up for her. Fascinating shift, given her initial reaction to Will slapping Chris.
Hers is a move for reputation management and another DIS-missal of Will.
As far as what people are thinking about these two, I posted a quick poll on my youTube channel. Poll results show that 38% say Jada is the narcissist, 25% say it's Will, and 15% say both are. The remaining 25% don't care and want them to go away.
You may be with that last bunch. :-)
At the very least, I'm happy that all these celebrity relationships gone awry are shining the spotlight on what narcissism looks like and creating conversation around it.
It underscores the fact that narcissist dynamics in relationships know no socio-economic bounds.
Suppose our onscreen hero with power, money, and fame, someone who portrayed Mohammed Ali, is also the victim of his wife. In that case, people may begin to understand the dynamics of their neighbor, sister, or co-worker stuck in the same type of relationship.
But I'm curious, what are your thoughts?
Which of these two is the narcissist, and who is the victim?
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