In the aftermath of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock for joking about Jada Pinkett’s Alopecia condition, a section of people have continued defending Smith saying that joking about someone's medical condition is a bad joke.
Many celebrities and fans worldwide criticized Will’s act, but more still, The Fatboy Show presenters James Onen aka Fatboy and Daniel Omara were surprised that now the people suffering from Alopecia were terming it a disability.
“It seems odd because hair loss is something everyone goes through at some point. Ask any girl that wears weaves or ties braids. Every guy has heaweard her girlfriend complain about hair breakage, so we know that it's not uncommon and even as men at some point our hair starts to vanish,” said Fatboy.
Daniel Omara, the other co-host of the show, while recalling a twitter encounter said that he was surprised at how the non life threatening condition had now made people identified as marginalized.
“I was like marginalized! Jada Pinkett with or without alopecia does not fall in the category of marginalized (as in things that you are suffering from and you can't change). Clearly she can afford to reverse this process if she wants, besides, it's not life threatening. I don't know why people are trying to justify Will Smith’s actions,” Daniel said.
The presenters opined that people suffering alopecia getting the identity of ‘marginalized’ was evidence to how people in the West were fond of victimhood since it seems to be a trend in the States.
Fatboy recounted that he was a member of a group of atheists who thought that Religion was the cause of most problems in society. However, after overtime, he understood that religion is a stronghold that is key for a functional society.
“Regardless of whether or not you believe in the metaphysical claims of religion, as a social function, religion gives people a very strong sense of purpose in their lives.And once it's removed, people are going to look for purpose in other things,” Fatboy said.
He further gave reference to the “confusion” in the West where he opined that due to the lack of deep rooted religion, people are continuously redefining themselves such as the trans community, while others are turning to victimhood to find a meaning and purpose for their lives.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive and Sarah every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.