“I am not going to be a victim”: Chris Rock Turned Down Oprah Winfrey’s Offer After Will Smith Slapped Him at Oscars

Chris Rock is leaving no stone unturned in his new Netflix special, in which the famous stand-up comedian shares his perspective on the 2022 Oscar Award slapgate incident. In a fascinating comedy skit, the actor is unfolding many bits and pieces about his kids and the Kardashians, and his gut spilling details on the Will Smith fiasco was the one which led both the actor’s into further controversy.

Everyone must be aware by now of how the Men in Black actor took the award stage by storm. He slapped Rock after the star made a joke about his wife’s shaved head. Ever since the infamous incident, the Spiral movie actor has been long avoiding and was mum on sharing any details on the same. In the recent updates, it has been reported that Chris Rock declined the invitation to host this year’s Academy Awards. 

Chris Rock turned down the offer to host the 2023 Academy Awards

Chris Rock
Chris Rock

An insensitive joke about Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith is featured in Chris Rock: Selective Outrage which is making rounds on the internet as it welcomes the trolls to add more fuel to the fire. While Rock’s absence since last year’s awards has broadly involved social media users into a word war who kept asking questions from the comedian that elicited further discussion on the giant platform, the actor has ignited the streaming war in Hollywood, and viewers have had mixed reactions to it. A source close to Smith told the media outlets that the Emancipation movie actor is deeply hurt by Rock’s Netflix special.

Chris Rock has previously hosted the Academy Awards in 2005 and 2016. During a comedy concert at the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, last year, the Week Off movie actor told the audience that he was asked to host the 2023 ceremony, which he turned down immediately as he didn’t wish  to revisit the same trauma again.

Chris Rock Will Smith Oscar
Chris Rock Will Smith Oscar

A source told ET,

“Chris joked that returning to the Oscars would be like returning to the scene of the crime and said that it would be similar to asking Nicole Brown Simpson to go back to the Italian restaurant where she left her glasses.” 

 According to the another, Chris Rock even offer get interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, and he also rejected that. The inspired shared,

“During the evening, he did describe that he declined an offer to go onto Oprah to do a sit-down interview and he said, You are not gonna see me on any interviews crying my heart out about this. I am not going to be a victim.”

While considering the hosting offer, the 58-year-old filmaker further claimed that he had declined to host the Super Bowl as well.

Also Read: TV Legend Richard Madeley Called Chris Rock “Most Unpleasant, Rude, Aggressive, Unlikeable” Person He Ever Interviewed After Will Smith Oscars Slap

Chris Rock’s selective take on Jada Pinkett Smith infidelity rumor

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith Vs. Chris Rock

 Months after the two Hollywood celebrities got themselves into a jaw-dropping Oscar Academy incident, no one absolutely imagined that within a few minutes they would witness something that would shock the audience and the fans who were watching it on national television. Thus, Rock is now trying his best while recollecting the broken pieces of the Will Smith slapgate incident in his unique style. Everyone had been waiting for this moment for months since the Hitch movie actor’s Oscar night smackdown with the comedian on the Academy stage left the world in shock.

Also Read: “It’s Sad And It’s B*Tch, Mate”: Will Smith Reportedly Getting Embarrassed By Chris Rock’s Oscars Slap Jokes A Sign Of Cowardice, Says YouTuber Ryan Kinel

The comedian recalls the viral Red Table Talk episode in which actress Jada Pinkett Smith spoke with her husband about her affair with the singer August Alsina. He said,

“His wife was fuc***g her son’s friend. OK, now, I normally would not talk about this shit, but for some reason, these nig**s put that shit on the internet. I have no idea why two talented people would do something that lowdown. What the fuck? And we’ve all been cheated on. Everybody in here has been cheated on. None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television.”

Also Read: “I’m Not Very Ready”: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals He’s Not Prepared For Violent Outburst At Oscars After Will Smith Attacked Chris Rock And Took Home Best Actor Award

For the unversed, Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the 2023 Academy Awards, and this marked his third time serving as a host for the Oscars.

Source: The Things


Rama works as a content writer at Animated Times and enjoys all things pop culture. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has worked in various aspects of the content space for the past five years, including entertainment news writing, advertising, script-writing, blogging, and more. When she's not watching movies or bingeing TV shows, you can find her quietly obsessing over new music or exploring city cafes.

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