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Political Row Over Will Smith Slap

Minister of Transport and Housing Jobeth Coleby Davis facing backlash after a now deleted tweet, suggesting she supported actor Will Smith.



NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Transport and Housing Jobeth Coleby Davis facing some backlash after posting a now deleted tweet, suggesting that she supported actor Will Smith who slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars on Sunday night.

Jared Higgs breaks it down.

Smith walked up on stage and slapped rock in the face after Rock made a joke referring to his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, as G.I. Jane. Pinkett smith suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune condition where immune cells attack hair follicles causing the hair to fall out.

In the deleted tweet, Coleby Davis wrote: “Men are natural protectors when they truly love. Woman, it’s harder for them to turn it off! Jada’s reaction shows hurt! Let this be a lesson!”

After a rebuke from Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Dr. Duane Sands, who described the comments as “reckless and irresponsible”, Coleby Davis deleted the tweet.

Later, she posted another tweet where she said: “My apologies, I actually was feeling the hurt from Jada’s point of view because I too suffer from mild-alopecia.”

She added, “It’s really not a good feeling losing your hair. So the joke hurt me! Reading back the comment was not properly worded and so I removed it.”

Meanwhile, Sands says Coleby-Davis was still wrong despite her apology.

In another tweet, Coleby-Davis fired back at Sands saying he was “reaching” she said “my comment clearly referenced Jada, and it was not to support violence and I do not! I simply referred to the hurt Jada experienced, which I could relate. So he should go find his political brownie points elsewhere!”