The true horror is urban violence, not Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

On Sunday, much of America — those on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, in particular — lost their collective mind when actor Will Smith sauntered up to a grinning Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars and smacked him across his face.

Chris Rock’s lame GI Jane joke at the expense of an alopecia-stricken Jada Pinkett didn’t warrant Smith’s theatrical display of machismo.

While the David-vs.-Goliath match-up didn’t sit well with fans of either man, the outrage expressed on social media and in the news was out-of-proportion to the incident — and dwarfed public fury over the real-life horrors on the streets every day, including those Smith and Rock grew up on.