Perhaps the single most memorable moment in Academy Awards history took place on Sunday night when Will Smith got on stage during a Chris Rock monologue and slapped him across the face after joking about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. The slap has caused immense reaction on social media, including here in Maine. Spose decided to weigh in with his thoughts on the Will Smith/Chris Rock showdown and received an immediate reply from NewsCenterMaine meteorologist Keith Carson.

Regardless if you agree with Spose's point of view on the Oscars situation or Carson's rebuttal, the biggest takeaway from the tweet thread is simple: Keith Carson firmly believes that he is the most slappable meteorologist in all of Maine.

Twitter via Keith Carson
Twitter via Keith Carson
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There's likely plenty of regular television viewers or ardent Twitter users that agree. What makes Carson so likable is also what makes him off-putting to a certain crowd. His social media interaction is generally pleasant with the occasional dip of the toes into the smarmy pool. On air, he is willing to take on some hot button political issues using science as his backing argument. Some people don't enjoy science, leading to some incredible 'fan mail' that Carson shared online. Perhaps it's the ill-fitting suits and thin ties that leave viewers irritated. We have no defense for Carson there.

Twitter via Keith Carson
Twitter via Keith Carson
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For the record, don't slap Keith Carson. Argue with him on Twitter. Keep writing fan mail if it makes you feel better. Just remember, who needs a local Emmy award when you've already declared yourself the 'most slappable meteorologist in Maine'?

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