Chris Rock Slams Will Smith For Oscar Slap On Netflix First Live Special
People had been waiting for almost a year to hear how Chris Rock would finally talk about Will Smith's slapping of him on the Oscars stage a slap that will be remembered forever.
But when the time came, Chris Rock slams Will Smith for Oscar slap, drags his wife Jada Pinkett Smith into it and talks about the problems in their marriage. It's possible that Rock saved it for the end of his set Saturday night because he knew many viewers were waiting for it. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage! was Netflix's first live special, and there was a lot of buzzes about it.
Chris Rock Slams Will Smith For Oscar Slap
Chris Rock speaks out on Oscars slap in live Netflix special
Since Philadelphia-born actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at the Academy Awards almost a year ago, people have been wondering how or if Rock would respond. On Saturday, March 4, Rock was the first person to perform in a live streaming event for Netflix subscribers. During the comedy special, he talked openly about what happened at the Oscars in 2022.
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Rock goes on stage to do 70 minutes of stand-up comedy. After avoiding talking about Smith and the famous Oscars slapping incident for most of the show, Rock brings the special to a more honest close by raging against Smith almost exclusively for the last 10 minutes or so, almost a year after the incident happened.
Last year, at the 94th Academy Awards, Smith went on stage and slapped Rock in the face, which got a lot of attention. Some might say the attack was an overreaction to Rock, who as the event's host made a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's baldness, which is caused by alopecia, by comparing it to Demi Moore's baldness in the 1997 movie G.I. Jane. After the attack, Rock kept his cool, but Smith went off on a foul-mouthed rant when he got back to his seat.
He made fun of how much bigger Smith was than him and then said that Smith had shown "selective outrage" when he hit Rock at the 2022 Oscars after Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith while presenting an award. Rock called Pinkett Smith "G.I. Jane," referencing her bald head.
Pinkett Smith, who has said in public that she has alopecia, did not like the comment, and her husband, who at first laughed at the joke, seemed to quickly change his mind as he stormed the stage and hit Rock. Smith, who was banned from the Oscars for 10 years after the onstage slap, and Pinkett Smith have not yet responded publicly to Rock's comments.
"Chris Rock: Selective Outrage" is now available on Netflix to watch online. In a special that was put on YouTube, viewers can also see what went on behind the scenes in the year leading up to Rock's historic performance.
Chris Rock did not go to sleep quietly. During a stand-up comedy routine that was streamed live on Saturday night, Chris Rock slams Will Smith for Oscar slap. In the end of the comedy special, Rock said that it was Smith who had "selective outrage."
He criticized Smith for taking out his marital problems on Rock, even though Rock said he had never done anything to hurt Smith. Rock said this about Jada Pinkett Smith, who in 2020 said she had an affair with August Alsina, their son's best friend.