In 2022, Will Smith made headlines when he smacked comedian Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars. The incident was widely reported in the media, and now, over a year later, Chris Rock has spoken out about the slap in his latest Netflix special. During the performance, Rock criticized Will Smith for “practicing selective outrage,” and also took a swipe at Jada Pinkett Smith’s infidelity. He also made a joke about watching Smith get whipped in his latest movie, Emancipation.
Chris Rock’s latest Netflix special has caused quite a stir in the entertainment industry, with many people criticizing him for his comments about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. While the incident may have happened over a year ago, it’s clear that it still resonates with both Rock and Smith.
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Chris Rock Takes Aim at Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Chris Rock’s latest Netflix special, “Selective Outrage,” has caused quite a stir in the entertainment industry. During the performance, Rock criticized Will Smith for his actions at the Oscars and also took a swipe at Jada Pinkett Smith’s infidelity.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” said Rock. “Everybody that really knows knows I had nothing to do with that s***. I didn’t have any ‘entanglements.”
“His wife was f***** her son’s friend. Now I normally wouldn’t talk about this s**t,” Rock said, as per Daily Mail.
“We’ve all been cheated on; everybody in here has been cheated on; none of us has ever been interviewed on television by the person that cheated on us,” quipped Rock. He went on to express that Jada’s actions had inflicted more pain on Smith than vice versa.
Rock then went on to reference Jada Pinkett Smith’s famous Red Table Talk episode, where she admitted to having an affair with singer August Alsina.
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Chris Rock on Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’: Slapgate Addressed
In addition to criticizing Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, Chris Rock also made a joke about watching Smith get whipped in his latest movie, Emancipation. In the film, Smith plays the role of Whipped Peter or Gordon, a slave who escapes from a Louisiana plantation in the 1860s.
“The other day, I watched Emancipation just so I could watch him getting whipped,” said Rock.
The comment has caused a stir on social media, with many people criticizing Rock for making light of such a serious issue.
Last year, during the Academy Awards, Will Smith smacked Chris Rock over a joke he made about his wife Jada Smith’.
In his latest Netflix special, Rock spoke about the incident, saying, “You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by Shug Smith, everybody knows, everybody (expletive) knows.”
His joke probably provoked Smith, who quickly went on stage and slapped Rock. For his violent actions, the Academy banned Smith for 10 years.
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The fallout from the incident has been significant, with both Will Smith and Chris Rock making headlines for their actions. The incident has also raised questions about violence in the entertainment industry and how the Academy should respond to incidents like this in the future.
Despite the controversy, both Will Smith and Chris Rock have continued to work in the industry, and it remains to be seen if they will ever reconcile after this incident.
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