In a new comedy special, Chris Rock throws a punch at Will Smith

In a new comedy special, Chris Rock throws a punch at Will Smith

In new comedy special
Chris Rock deals hard against Will Smith

Chris Rock appeared all in white for his comedy special "Selective Outrage".

Chris Rock appeared all in white for his comedy special “Selective Outrage”.

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Chris Rock spoke bluntly about Will Smith’s infamous Oscar slap in his new comedy special Selective Outrage.

comedian Chris Rock (58) does not hold back in his latest comedy special “Selective Outrage”, which has now premiered on Netflix. One topic in particular was eagerly awaited – Will Smith’s (54) Oscar slap in the face, which happened almost exactly a year ago live in front of a horrified millions of viewers. As you’d expect, Rock has some heavy punch lines up his sleeve.

Again and again he is asked whether the slap hurt. “It still hurts!” After all, the two are completely different weight classes. “Will Smith is significantly taller than me. And he makes movies where he takes his shirt off. You’ve never seen me in a movie where I take my shirt off. If I ever had open-heart surgery in a movie, I’d wear a sweater.”

One fact would particularly highlight the physical difference between the two Men pose: “Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in a movie – do you think I auditioned for the role? […] Even in animated films, the bastard is taller than me. I’m a zebra and he’s a shark.”

Then it’s down to business

Rock lashes out much more meanly towards the actor regarding his motivation for the bell. This is also one of the reasons why he called his program “Selective Outrage”, i.e. “selected outrage”. Not the shallow joke about the bald head of Jada Pinkett Smith (51) led to her husband’s outburst of anger and violence. But – according to Rock – the fact that Jada had previously spoken publicly about an infidelity and also talked to her husband about it on her show “Red Table Talk”.

Rock’s blunt words: “His wife did it with her son’s boyfriend. Normally I wouldn’t mention that crap […] We’ve all been betrayed, everyone in this room has been betrayed. But none of us were then interviewed on TV by the person who betrayed us. She hurt him a lot worse than he hurt me.”

Smith was then pulled through the cocoa everywhere in the US media – for example on “The View,” “The Talk,” “The Breakfast Club” or “Drink Champs”. Rock is sure that the bill for all the scorn, however, he had to pay in the said Oscar-Night figures: “Everyone called him a ‘bitch’ and who is he smacking for? Me.”

Duchess Meghan and the royals also get their fat off

In his thesis that attention has become the “biggest addiction in America”, the name Duchess Meghan (41) also falls. He doesn’t buy the claim made in the infamous Oprah interview that she didn’t know anything about the British royal family: “What the hell is she talking about, she wouldn’t have known her? That’s the royal family. That’s the original racists. They invented colonialism!”


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