It’s almost a year since King Richards star Will Smith attacked Chris Rock on stage with the iconic Oscars slap, and the comedian looks to have finally found his voice during a live Netflix comedy special. Having announced an exposé on the controversial Oscars moment days back, Chris opened up about it in detail, also throwing shade at the actor and his family.
Chris Breaks Silence On The Will Smith Oscars Slap
Performing on his new stand-up special, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, which marks Netflix’s first-ever live broadcast, Chris fired back at Will, having maintained his cool for months. During the special, he touched on everything, from Snoop Dogg to the Kardashians, promising not to “trigger anyone” with his words. After joking about getting “punched in the face” earlier in the show, he addressed the elephant in the room — Will Smiths Oscars slap.
Chris Rock clarified he was no victim as he proceeded to address the slap he suffered from Will Smith at the March 2022 Oscars. He began:
“Y’all know what happened to me, getting slapped by Suge Smith.”
To those asking if it hurts, Chris sarcastically admitted it still hurts, but he would never play the victim. He added that contrary to widely held belief, he and Will were “not fighting all the time,” as the actor was significantly bigger than him. After joking about their size difference, and the respective movie roles they’ve snagged so far thanks to their physical attributes, the comedian threw shade at Will, saying he practiced “Selective outrage.”
Chris Believes Jada’s Infidelity Triggered The Slap
To buttress his point, Chris referenced The Red Table Talk interview, where Will and his wife, Jada Pinkett, openly discussed the latter cheating with their son’s friend, August Alsina, 21 years her junior. Chris described the move as “low down,” adding:
“We all been cheated, everybody in here been cheated on, none of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television.”
Going further on the Netflix comedy special, Chris Rock noted that Jada hurt Will with her actions more than the Oscars slap ever hurt him. And when the world castigated the actor for airing the cheating scandal on TV, Chris said he tried calling to offer his condolences, but Will shunned him. Airing his grievances, Chris chipped in:
“The world called his wife a predator, and who does he hit? Me! A n—— he knows he can beat, that is some bullshit. That’s what the f——k happened. I didn’t do nothing to this motherf—ker”
Chris Rock Also Threw Shade At Jada Pinkett While addressing Will Smith’s Oscars Slap
During his live Netflix comedy special, Chris Rock also spilled the beans on his history with Will Smith’s wife, Jada, long before the 2022 Oscars slap. According to him, the actress approached him years back requesting he decline hosting the Oscars because they did not nominate Will for his role on Concussion.
He noted that he wasn’t picking on Jada on the Oscars night but simply made a joke. Chris believes Jada started it years back with her unscrupulous request, and he only continued the trend, only to receive a concussion in return. After reiterating his love and admiration for Will Smith and his movies despite the Oscars slap, Chris Rock concluded:
“Now a lot of people go, ‘Chris, how come you didn’t do nothing back?’ Because I got parents. Because I was raised, I got parents, and you know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people!”
As most may recall, Will and Chris stirred a frenzy last March after the former slapped the latter for making a G.I Joe joke targeting Jada’s shaved hair. His candid revelations on Chris Rock: Selective Outrage live Netflix comedy special would mark the first time the comedian would speak up about the slap from Will Smith since the Oscars. Although the Emancipation star has since apologized, it appears the last of it is yet to come.