Sunday, June 16, 2024

Will Smith May Want to Hit Chris Rock Again When He Hears Comedian’s Take on Oscar Slap Delivered Live to the World


Honestly, Will Smith may want to deck Chris Rock the next time he sees him.

Rock pulled no punches tonight on the first ever live global Netflix comedy special. He went after Smith no holds barred.

Rock blamed Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett, for starting the fight that led to Will jumping out of his seat at the 2022 Oscars slapping Chris on live TV.

Chris said Jada blamed him for Will not getting an Oscar nomination for the movie “Concussion.” He says she held it against him because he was hosting the Oscars. There is no logic there. Rock was just the host.

So when :Rock joked about Jada’s “GI Jana” haircut on the Oscars, Will was set off. But Will and Jada had previously discussed their open marriage and her cheating with her son’s friend, on her talk show.

In tonight’s monologue, Rock delved right into all that, making mincemeat of all of them. He went through a list of people who called Smith a Bitch, repeating the word over and over. Rock did what he could to humiliate both Will and Jada. It was brutal.

As for the actual slap, Chris noted the difference in size between him and Smith. “He played Muhammad Ali!” he said. “He’s on screen without a shirt. Even if I had open heart surgery in a movie, I’d be wearing a sweater!”

Funny stuff, but his feud ain’t over!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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