Marjorie Taylor Greene Backs Will Smith 'Alpha Male Response' to Chris Rock

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote she appreciates Will Smith's "alpha male response" of defending his wife after he slapped comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith during the Oscars Sunday night.

The altercation between the two actors dominated the night, going viral on social media and prompting responses from a number of celebrities. Some politicians, including the controversial Georgia Republican, also weighed in on the slap.

"I never watch the Oscars but I've seen the Will Smith/Chris Rock clip a million times this morning," she tweeted Monday. "I have to say I appreciate the Alpha male response of a husband defending his wife. It was settled and then no more drama."

She also offered praise for Rock, who she said "handled it like a man with no whining."

"It was much better than a Twitter fight with people saying tough things on their keyboard behind their screen. They handled the issue and then they actually carried on," she wrote.

While presenting an award, Rock took a jab at Pinkett Smith's hair, referring to her as "G.I. Jane." Pinkett Smith has the medical condition alopecia, which causes hair loss.

Smith proceeded to walk onto the stage and slap Rock over the joke, then told him to "keep my wife's name out your f**king mouth!"

Other U.S. representatives also offered their thoughts on the situation. Some condemned the altercation, while others also praised Smith for defending his wife.

Bryan Steil, a Republican from Wisconsin, used a photograph of the altercation to make attacks on President Joe Biden.

Dean Phillips, a Democrat representing Minnesota, wrote on Twitter: "The obnoxious episode on the Oscars stage last night encapsulates the very mean-spiritedness and erosion of self-control that are spreading in our streets, our schools, and our society. Both are diseases for which we need a moral vaccination. And a booster shot of civility."

Ayanna Pressley, a Massachusetts Democrat who like Pinkett Smith has alopecia, wrote and then deleted a tweet that read: "#Alopecia nation stand up! Thank you #WillSmith. Shout out to all the husbands who defend their wives living with alopecia in the face of daily ignorance & insults," according to NBC News.

The representative later wrote: "My life's work has always been about trauma & healing. I'm a survivor - I don't endorse violence in any form."

Brendan Boyle, a Pennsylvania Democrat, wrote: "Well, now you know why we had to get him out of Philly to go live with his aunt and uncle in Bel Air."

Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat, tweeted in a new-deleted message that it could be a "teachable moment," adding "don't joke about a Black Woman's hair," NBC reported.

Reactions to the altercation continued pouring in Monday afternoon, including from many celebrities. The Academy wrote in a statement that they "[do] not condone violence of any form."

Marjorie Taylor Greene backs Will Smith
Marjorie Taylor Greene, above on March 17, 2022, wrote that she appreciates Will Smith’s “alpha male” response of slapping Chris Rock for a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the Oscars. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images