Will Smith slapped Chris Rock while the comedian was presenting at the Academy Awards almost a year ago.
Every person on the planet offered their take on the situation in the months that followed, including Will, who carefully apologized in a lengthy video that he posted in July.
The other main character in this drama, on the other hand, remained silent throughout all the heated debate and expert analysis. Which was strange because Rock has never been one to keep his feelings to himself about anything!
Chris is obviously a comedian, so it may make sense for him to delay commenting until he was able to transform the mess into material that he could use on stage.
In his new “Selective Outrage” special, which premiered live on Netflix on Sunday night, he did exactly that.
Rock said to the crowd, “You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by Suge Smith,” referring to the infamously violent record producer Suge Knight. The pain persists. “Summertime” kept ringing in my ears.
Chris Rock finally expressed his disagreement with Will Smith. Additionally, we think it’s safe to say that the comic only exacerbated the situation. Image courtesy of Netflix: “You know what people say, they say, ‘words hurt.'” Rock went on, “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” before praising himself for how well he took the slap.
“However, I’m not a casualty, child. Rock insisted, “You’ll never see me on Gayle or Oprah crying.” He made the quip that he “took that s— like [Manny] Pacquaio” in a joke.
Chris went on to accuse the Smiths of “selective outrage,” claiming that they were more concerned with issues in their marriage than his jokes about Jada’s hair. Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith were in the spotlight at the 2022 Academy Awards. However, they probably wish they weren’t.
Rock stated, “Everyone who really know nothing to do with that s—.” There were no “entanglements” with me.
Now, if Will thought Jada’s hair crack was a low blow, Chris’ use of the word “entanglement” must have really enraged him.
Jada used that word to describe her relationship with August Alsina, which is probably still a sensitive topic in the Smith household. Jada Pinkett Smith in her YouTube series “Red Table Talk” Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock stated, “Everyone in this industry has been cheated on.”
“Not a solitary one of us has at any point been evaluated by the individual that undermined us on TV. No one of us…Why on earth would you do that?
“She hurt him a lot more than he hurt me,” am I right?
Rock went on to say that “everybody was calling Will a “b-tch” after Jada’s cheating scandal.
“Everybody. And who is he hurting? Me, an n–ga he is confident he can defeat. That is some bad ass nonsense.
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Rock continued by emphasizing the fight’s unfairness:
I will never appear in a film without a shirt on. “I put on a sweater if I’m in a movie having open-heart surgery,” Rock explained.
“In “New Jack City,” he played Muhammed Ali and I played Pookie.”
Additionally, he asserted that the Smiths were enraged at him for hosting the Oscars in a year when there was controversy regarding the absence of diversity among the nominees.
Chris Rock in his most recent show. Photo courtesy of Netflix) In reference to Smith’s 2016 film, Rock stated, “She f-cking said [I] should quit because Will didn’t get nominated for Concussion.”
“Then I make some jokes about it, because who cares? It is as it is. I finished it, she started it. She had no one picking on her.
Rock went on to explain that Smith was raised differently, so he didn’t hit him back.
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“Do you know what I was taught by my parents?” Rock questioned the crowd.
“Don’t fight in front of people of color.”
Chris’ most recent jabs have not prompted a public response from the Smiths.
However, we believe it is safe to say that the conflict has only intensified.