Will Smith Oscars Slap in Netflix Special
American comedian Chris Rock is back in the news following a new Netflix special. The 58-year-old stand-up star and actor referred to the infamous Oscar slap from Will Smith on his new show, calling it painful.
“Whoever says words hurt, words hurt, has never been punched in the face,” he said.
The Grammy-winning star overcame a raw altercation between Will Smith and himself at the 2022 Academy Awards, leading to Smith’s dismissal from a decade of global awards ceremonies.
Will Smith apologized and further explained that bottled anger led to his actions, while Chris Rock joked about not causing anyone with his jokes in the Netflix special He is also an Awakened Culture, Megan Markle and politics.
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Locke, who said at the end of the show that his parents taught him not to fight in front of white people, said Smith’s slap showed more about his struggles in his relationship with Jada Pinkett and earned him an Oscar nomination. He revealed that he believes it shows more than just jokes.
The Chris Rock special, titled “Selective Outrage,” became Netflix’s first-ever live global streaming event and took place in Baltimore on Saturday, March 4, setting a record.
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