Key & Peele skit from 2020 about Jaden Smith is more relevant than ever
In the wake of the Will Smith slap, the whole world’s been having their say on various aspects of the whole deal. Obviously, there are questions about whether it’s ok to make fun of people with alopecia, whether Smith’s a cuckold, whether violence is the right answer, and so on and so forth. One of those people who had their say in the immediate aftermath was Jaden Smith, Will and Jada’s son. He’s no stranger to public scrutiny himself, but a tweet he posted right after the incident has reminded some of a certain Key & Peele skit from 2020.
We’ll assume you know who Key & Peele are, but for the sake of saving any blushes, they’re awesome comedians who took the piss out of pretty much everything in their show Key & Peele. They’ve done plenty more, particularly Jordan Peele, who’s been lauded for his horror films Us and Get Out.
That aside, though, their skit revealing what life must be like for Jaden Smith is pretty eye-opening. We won’t run through the whole thing, but the gist of it is that he’s an incredibly privileged young man who sees his dad as God. It’s down the bottom. Have a watch.
And That’s How We Do It
— Jaden (@jaden) March 28, 2022
The reason some are wondering if this is now more relevant than ever can be explained by the fore-mentioned tweet he posted immediately after his old man’s unsavory actions at the Oscars. “And That’s How We Do It,” he wrote. (And yeah, the capitalization is his.)
“He gotta wax his head every morning.” Now this is a video of Will Smith saying a joke about someone with Alopecia.
One reason I love the internet, it never forgets. pic.twitter.com/4OGlgSrcjA
— Peter O.K.H (@Peter_OKH) March 28, 2022
Of course, plenty of people had a crack at him in the tweets, because let’s face it, this is big news and it’s a talking point in lunchrooms and water-cooler conversations everywhere.
So which is it?https://t.co/UzW7xgNni8
— Garage League (@GarageLeague1) March 28, 2022
What we want to know though, is this: do you think Key & Peele had it right. Is Jaden’s view of the world so skewed he can’t differentiate right from wrong where his old man is involved?
That's how you do what?
— 🇺🇦Stand With Ukraine-Defend Democracy-OpposeEvil (@CxlTheClownShow) March 29, 2022
Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Final thought: Look, obviously, we’ve been talking about this a lot. We do honestly reckon, though, that there is something in it. We’re talking about what’s okay for comedians to joke about, when it’s okay to use physical violence, whether there’s a lesson here, or whether the whole f**ken world is just a meme now. Let us know what you think.
Just in case you missed it, here’s one of Ozzy’s latest commentary videos…Ozzy Man Reviews: Slap Championships 2022: Will Smith vs Chris Rock.
Video Link: Key & Peele