Chris Rock Verbally Slaps Back At Will Smith During Netflix Special
Chris Rock cut straight to the chase during his live Netflix special, “Selective Outrage.” His remarks over the infamous slap
Chris Rock cut straight to the chase during his live Netflix special, “Selective Outrage.” His remarks over the infamous slap from Will Smith at the Oscars a year ago made it clear that he is in fact still very upset about the situation.
“I’m Not A Victim Baby”
“You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by ‘Suge’ Smith, everybody knows, everybody f–king knows. I got smacked like a year ago… And people are like ‘Did it hurt?’ It still hurts. I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears,” Chris Rock began the segment.
However, he made sure the audience knew that he was only addressing the situation, not victimizing himself. “I’m not a victim baby, you will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying. You will never see it…. It’s never going to happen. F–k that s–t, I took that s–t like Pacquiao” (referencing boxer Manny Pacquiao.)
“Everybody called [Will] a bitch. And who’s he hit? Me! A n**** he know he can beat. That’s some bitch ass sh–!”
As for why the comedian didn’t hit Will back on live television? “Because I’ve got parents! And you know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people!”
He also went after Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, accusing her actions to be a “f–king lowdown” by having an affair with her son’s friend and continuing to discuss it with Will on her Red Table Talk.
“We’ve all been cheated on, everybody in here been cheated on. None of us has ever been interviewed by the person who cheated on us on television… Why the f–k would you do that s–t? She hurt [Will] way more than he hurt me,” said Chris Rock.
The Madagascar star wrapped up the segment by saying, “They say, ‘words hurt.’ You gotta watch what you say because ‘words hurt.’ Anybody who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face.”
A Slap At Chris Rock
For those who missed it (although none of you probably did), Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at last year’s Oscars Awards over what was supposed to be a joke. The comedian and actor made a J.I. Jane joke at Jada who recently shaved her head after learning that she has alopecia. What was first a laugh became a serious moment when Will noticed her reaction and made the emotional decision to walk on stage and slap Rock.
The controversial moment has stirred up a lot of chatter. Since the event, Smith has resigned from the Academy.
Many photos went viral of Smith continuing on with his night post event and left fans curious about what happened between the two off-camera. And although that may stay a mystery, Smith did publicly apologize to Rock on Instagram.
He wrote, “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”