Erin Andrews is one of the most respected broadcasters in the sports media community.
Unlike many others in her field, because of her Dancing With The Stars experience, Andrews also possesses enough entertainment know-how to offer a balanced perspective regarding what happens in that world as well.
On Sunday, Will Smith decided to slap Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars over his joke at the expense of wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
It was the smack heard around the world:
VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 28, 2022
Andrews immediately took to social media to weigh in:
E! is SportsCenter right now.
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) March 28, 2022
A very accurate assessment, and one that Andrews’ fans seemed to agree with.
They really went SOT full into a debate desk-style breakdown like it’s NBA Finals postgame https://t.co/G8OS0Afpho
— Alex (@_notstamos) March 28, 2022
Cable owners secure a solid victory tonight https://t.co/38d8FdUIX3
— Drake Bentley (@DrakeBentleyMJS) March 28, 2022
We have a LOT to unpack tonight https://t.co/fKGcMHQck2
— Madelyn Burke (@MadelynBurke) March 28, 2022
Thank you for this PSA, Erin https://t.co/wVWcFUmvMq
— Mia O’Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) March 28, 2022
Now, I just have to figure out what channel that is. https://t.co/vereETDuHM
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) March 28, 2022
Andrews was obviously not the only person from the sports community to weigh in on the subject.
Venus Williams was so shocked by what transpired that she suffered a wardrobe malfunction.
In a week where an NBA star got involved in a trans model scandal and Lakers star LeBron James’ rumored side chick sued another NBA player, this was somehow the craziest thing to occur.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/1CASGWbqpZ
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 27, 2022
Andrews decision to weigh in on the slap is unsurprising. Whether she’s offering an emotional reaction to how much Troy Aikman is getting paid these days, going very viral over her gameday outfit or admitting to Charissa Thompson why underwear is her favorite gift — she’s always going viral.
This was just par for the course.