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Eric Adams too busy for Will Smith, Chris Rock or Kyrie drama

Mayor Eric Adams on Monday stated he was too busy attempting to get a deal with on security in New York Metropolis’s transit system to care about Will Smith smacking Chris Rock — or to weigh in on Kyrie Irving slapping round COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Throughout an unrelated press convention, Adams was requested for his ideas on the scene-stealing second of Sunday’s 94th Academy Awards when Smith, who later gained the Oscar for Greatest Actor, slapped Rock within the face whereas on stage in retaliation for the comic’s “G.I. Jane” joke concerning the actor’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.

“I used to be within the subway station final night time. I don’t have time for TV,” Adams replied sternly at a childcare middle in Queens.

On Sunday night, Smith, 53, walked as much as the stage and delivered an open-handed whack within the head to Rock, 57, after the stand-up legend cracked a joke that implied Pinkett Smith, 50, seemed just like the shaved-head Demi Moore within the 1997 film “G.I. Jane.” Smith — who initially laughed at Rock’s joke whereas his spouse rolled her eyes — walked again to his seat then screamed twice at Rock, “Maintain my spouse’s identify out of your f–king mouth.”

“Wow, dude, it was a ‘G.I. Jane’ joke,” a shocked Rock replied earlier than quipping, “That was, uh, the best night time within the historical past of tv.”

Pinkett Smith has alopecia, and in recent times has been vocal about her experiences with the hair loss the situation causes.

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“I don’t have time for TV,” Mayor Eric Adams stated concerning the viral second from the Oscars.
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Adams’ occasion additionally got here the morning after Irving — a 30-year-old, seven-time NBA All-Star — claimed he was “combating for freedom” by not getting vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

“The purpose of this season for me was by no means to only take a stance. It was actually to be sure that I’m standing on what I consider in, in freedom,” Irving stated Sunday after his first recreation of the season at Barclays Middle, a 119-110 loss to the Hornets.

“Freedom, I don’t suppose that’s a phrase that will get outlined sufficient in our society, concerning the freedom to make decisions along with your life with out somebody telling you what the f–okay to do and whether or not that carries over to nuances of our society that politicians management, the federal government controls, or issues people who find themselves in energy — the powers which may be,” Irving added.

Chris Rock and Will Smith.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock within the face whereas on stage in retaliation for the comic’s “G.I. Jane” joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Jada and Will Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith has been vocal about her hair loss and alopecia.
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“I’m standing for freedom, in order that’s in all aspects of my life. There’s no person that’s enslaving me. I don’t need anybody telling me what to do with my life, and that’s simply the best way I’m, and if I get tarnished when it comes to my picture and other people slandering my identify regularly as a result of these aren’t issues that I neglect.” 

Through the Monday morning information convention, Adams was peeved by reporters’ questions concerning the response to his choice to grant exemptions to the town’s private-sector vaccine mandate to native professional athletes and performers — a transfer that prompted backlash from municipal unions and on a regular basis private-sector staff.

Requested if he was contemplating re-hiring the 1,400 metropolis authorities staff who have been just lately fired for refusing to be inoculated in opposition to the virus given the exception made for rich skilled baseball and basketball gamers, Adams bristled that the road of questioning continued days after the Thursday announcement, labeling the matter “over” in a prolonged response.

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Mayor Eric Adams was peeved by reporters’ questions concerning the response to his choice to grant vaccination exemptions to native professional athletes and performers.
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“I actually need to handle the expectations of the media. I spent two days speaking about this, I answered each query that was given to me. What shouldn’t be going to occur underneath my administration is the continuation of questions again and again. We’re on this universe the place Eric Adams’ identify and Kyrie Irving could get a number of clicks, that’s tremendous. You do your job, I do my job,” the mayor stated.

“I’m not participating in persevering with questions on the identical issues again and again. The Kyrie story, the performers’ tales, the athletes’ tales, that over. … I’ve a metropolis to run, not staying in a single place, stretching out tales. For those who want a artistic technique to write the story, you need to do this with out my participation.”

“I answered each query on this subject. There is no such thing as a extra questions for Eric Adams to reply,” he added, referring to himself within the third individual.

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Kyrie Irving claimed he was “combating for freedom” by not getting vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
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Kyrie Irving.
Kyrie Irving performed his first recreation of the season at Barclays Middle in opposition to the Hornets.
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“I’ve a metropolis to run, not a sports activities group.”

Additionally Monday, Adams promised to in some unspecified time in the future focus on the vaccine mandate that stays in place for municipal staff with a firefighter union chief, who said Saturday he desires to talk with the mayor on the matter.

“I meet with everybody. Everybody is aware of me,” Adams advised reporters. “I meet with ex-gang bangers, marchers, protestors. I meet with everybody. I look ahead to  assembly with anybody, together with our unions.” 

After Adams final week unveiled the exemption to the non-public employee vaccine requirement that enables Irving in addition to unvaccinated Mets and Yankees to take their dwelling fields subsequent month, attorneys advised The Put up that scores of staff who bought fired for refusing to adjust to the town’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates are lining as much as sue.

An unvaccinated 43-year-old Harlem resident Elissa Embree who was despatched dwelling final week from preseason orientation for her job as a waitress on the Mets’ Citi Area advised The Put up in a front-page story that Adams’ exempting wealthy athletes however not her from the town’s vaccination guidelines was “main slap within the face.”

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