A year after he was beaten by actor Will Smith at the Oscars in Hollywood, American comedian Chris Rock (58) discussed the incident in detail in a comedy live special on Netflix.
“I’m going to try to do the show without offending anyone,” he said at the start of the streaming service’s first live comedy show from Baltimore’s Hippodrome with a nod to Oscar’s applause. “Because you never know who might get turned on.” During the hour-long comedy special, he initially seemed to keep quiet about the incident.
But under the slogan “Save the best for last,” he discussed the incident with Will Smith at the end of his show. People wonder if the blow hurts. Well, it still hurts! I’ve had the number ever since summer “I was given this song as (Manny) Pacquiao,” he joked in my ear, referring to Smith’s 1991 single.[الملاكم الفلبيني المحترف ، محرر]He boasted to the cheers of the crowd.
Will Smith took to the stage at the Oscars in March of last year and punched Rock in the face after the comedian made fun of his wife’s appearance. She suffers from hair loss, which makes her bald. Rock compared her to the well-known character G.I. Jin, who has a bald head like herself. Smith returned to his seat after the blow and later on stage was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in King Richard.
After the concert, Smith apologized to the rock band, all attendees, and viewers via Instagram. “My behavior was unacceptable and inexcusable,” he wrote. “I feel ashamed and my actions do not fit the man I want to be.”
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Referring to the show’s title, the comedian accused Smith of “selective rage” a year later. According to Rock, the hit had more to do with Smith and his wife’s relationship problems than Oscar’s joke. The couple has been candid about their relationship ups and downs in the past and even spoke publicly about their struggles on Jada’s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk. “We’ve all been cheated on, everyone here has been cheated on, and none of us have ever been interviewed by the person who cheated on us on TV,” Rock joked. “I hurt him more than he hurt me.”
Rock continued, “People say ‘words hurt’ but anyone who says that hasn’t gotten punched in the face.” To be told afterwards that he went into slavery drama Release He was watching – an action thriller in which Smith plays a sneaky slave – just to hear the actor “scream” as he was being beaten. “While watching me I screamed ‘hit it again’ and ‘you missed another spot.’”
With the moment the mic dropped, Rock ended the special by addressing why he chose not to respond after Smith’s punch. “I have two parents! Because I grew up!” Rock said. “You know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people.”
Representatives for the Smiths have not yet responded to requests for comment.
Netflix reportedly paid $40 million for two comedy specials with Chris Rock under a deal in 2016. Saturday’s special was the second. Rock joked about topics ranging from the British royal family to the Kardashians, abortion and his dating life for most of the show.
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