Comedian Chris Rock slammed Will and Jada Pinkett Smith in his live standup special for Netflix, “Selective Outrage,” for their reaction to his performance at last year’s Oscars.
In the show, he stated that Will Smith slapped him onstage due to the criticism he faced after Jada’s public affair with her son’s friend.
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Chris believes Jada’s actions hurt him more than Will’s assault, and Smith’s reaction to his wife’s scandal was selective outrage.
He also accused Jada of starting the situation by asking him to quit hosting the Oscars in 2016 because Will did not get nominated for “Concussion,” a movie that fed the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.
Before his latest standup, Will Smith apologized several times for slapping Chris, admitting that the comedian did not respond to his attempts to reach out.
However, Chris had not spoken publicly about the incident until now. During his show, Chris clarified that he wasn’t a victim, saying he didn’t fight back because his parents taught him, “Don’t fight in front of white people.”
Chris expressed his frustration over the incident, stating that he was once a huge fan of Will Smith, but he now watches movies like “Emancipation” to see him get whooped.
The comedian’s anger seemed fresh, indicating that it was as if the incident had just occurred last week.
The special addressed various issues, including the Kardashians, Meghan Markle, O.J. Simpson, and woke culture, making jokes about the latter.
Chris made controversial statements about abortion, women’s rights, and being a divorced single man dating younger women.
The end of the show left audiences with Chris’s final observation about the incident with Will Smith and his advice to “never fight in front of white people.”