Chris Rock finally slapped Will Smith in the face at the 2022 Oscars.
At last year’s festival, Will Smith took the stage and punched the comedian. The latter joked that his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, suffered from alopecia and compared her to GI Jane.
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Although Chris Rock has remained tight-lipped about the incident for nearly a year, he enjoyed his performance Selective outrage Baltimore aired Saturday night on Netflix to address Will Smith’s shocking behavior.
They say: ‘Words hurt’. “I’ve never been punched in the face by anyone who says, ‘Words hurt,'” he began, hinting that he had no desire to discuss the incident on a talk show.
“I am not a victim. You’ll never see me on Oprah [Winfrey] Or Gayle [King] Disturbing You’ll never see it…it just won’t happen […] I just cashed it in [Manny] Thank you. Will Smith is taller than me. We are not the same size […] Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in a movie. Do you think I auditioned for this role?
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Comedian Will Smith said he practiced “selective outrage”.
Chris Rock recalls Will Smith’s reaction to Jada Pinkett Smith’s revelation in an episode. Red Table Talk As of July 2020, she was in a relationship with August Alsina when she broke up with him in 2016.
At the time, he described the relationship as “problemOr “trapping” in French.
“Anyone who really knows knows that I have nothing to do with this shit. I have nothing problem. His wife had a crush on her son’s friend. Normally, I wouldn’t talk about it. I don’t know why two talented people are doing so poorly. We have all been victims of betrayal. Everyone here is duped. “None of us have ever interviewed a cheater on TV… He hurt him more than he hurt me,” he continued.
Chris Rock mentioned that he tried to call Will Smith after the episode aired. “I called this guy and tried to comfort him. He didn’t pick up. Everyone called his wife a bitch…and who did he beat? Me.”
As for why he didn’t fight back at being slapped, Chris Rock argued, it was down to his upbringing. “Because I have parents, that’s why. I was raised. You know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people,” he concluded.
Will Smith largely avoided the public eye after the incident. He apologized to Academy members and peers during his Best Actor acceptance speech at the ceremony and wrote a lengthy apology on Instagram the next day.
The 54-year-old actor later resigned from the Academy, which banned him from Oscar-related events for 10 years.
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