The Oscar Awards ceremony last year became memorable for all the wrong reasons. This is because Will Smith shockingly slapped Chris Rock following a joke about Smith’s wife. Almost a year after the shocking incident, Chris Rock finally fired back at what Will Smith did. That being said, it seems Rock roasting Will Smith has been edited out of his Netflix special.
A sold-out audience at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater witnessed a groundbreaking live stand-up comedy special on Netflix, featuring Chris Rock. In the show, Rock tackled the infamous slap heard around the world and also took aim at Will Smith with his sharp wit.
Rock suggested that Smith attacked him that night because Smith is much larger than him and was fueled by rage after being publicly ridiculed as a “bitch” for months following his wife’s infidelity.
“His wife was f***** her son’s friend. Now, I normally would not talk about this s***, but for some reason, these (people) put this s*** on the internet. I have no idea why two talented people would do something that ******* lowdown. We’ve all been cheated on, everybody in here’s been cheated on. None of us has ever been interviewed by the person who cheated on us on television… Why the **** would you do that ****? She hurt him way more than he hurt me. Everybody called him a bitch and who did he hit? Me!”
During his live comedy special, the 58-year-old comedian shared a series of jokes about Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. However, he stumbled on one of his bits while recalling the events leading up to the Oscars in 2016.
“Years ago, his wife said I should quit the Oscars; I shouldn’t host ’cause her man didn’t get nominated for Emancipation, the biggest piece of s***ever!” Rock fired, before correcting his mistake. “No, not Emancipation, I f***** up the joke
After the misstep, the “Grownups” star recovered and successfully delivered the intended joke, in which he recounted Jada Pinkett Smith’s statement that he, a grown man, should quit his job because her husband was not nominated for his role in “Concussion.”
“She started this s–t. She said that me, a f****** grown-ass man, should quit his job because, ‘My husband didn’t get nominated for Concussion.’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, viewers who missed the live performance will not see the misstep as it has already been edited out of the replay version. Chris Rock is reportedly collaborating with Netflix to produce a final cut for streaming.
The joke in question was related to Will Smith’s movie “Concussion,” for which he did not receive an Oscar nomination in 2015. Jada Pinkett Smith announced she would boycott the awards ceremony in solidarity with the #OscarsSoWhite movement.
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