On Snoop’s YouTube-based show on GGN News, Smith declared his affection for women’s behinds. In addressing the hubbub this caused in a #MeToo era at a Disney-owned company, Smith maintained he has been asked that same question — chest or butt — many times and is vexed it’s being thrust into the spotlight now.
“I’ve always answered the question the same way. And I’ve answered the question the same way since I’ve been in this business, over 25 years. … Anytime I’ve been asked that specific question, I’ve literally given the same answer.”
“Always, always ass. That’s true,” Smith said on the show. “I know I’m associated with Walt Disney, but everyone knows I’m a bottom feeder.”
ESPN, which directed a request for comment to Smith’s apology, is currently enmeshed in a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee, which is not connected to Smith.