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'Summer of Soul' producer criticizes Will Smith, Chris Rock in since-deleted Twitter thread

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WASHINGTON - The Chris Rock and Will Smith confrontation at the Oscars has generated plenty of reaction, and you can now add producer Joseph Patel to that growing list.

Patel condemned Rock and Smith for their heated exchange at the Oscars, and for a joke Rock made after "Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised" won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Director Questlove and producers Patel, Robert Fyvolent, and Davis Dinerstein took home the award. In a recently-deleted series of tweets on Wednesday, Patel didn’t mince words towards Smith and Rock for what happened at the Oscars, according to FOX News and other media outlets who reported on the posts.RELATED: Chris Rock addresses Will Smith slap at first comedy show since OscarsPatel said it took him a few days to "process everything," sharing that once people realized that the confrontation between the comedian and actor was not a bit, "everything got turned upside down." Patel wrote in one of the tweets, "I think what Will did was selfish.

It robbed the category of its moment. It robbed the other excellent and amazing films of their moment to be acknowledged in what was a STRONG year for docs.

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