It’s been said that revenge is a dish best served cold, and that was proven in Chris Rock’s latest standup comedy special for Netflix, “Selective Outrage”.
Not only did “Selective Outrage” mark Netflix’s first-ever live global special, it was also the first time that Rock addressed being slapped across the face by Will Smith during the 2022 Oscars, and Rock did not hold back. “I’m going to try to do the show without offending anyone.
Because you never know who might get triggered,” Chris said early in the show (via Variety), seemingly in reference to Smith. READ MORE: Chris Rock To Discuss Infamous Will Smith Oscars Slap During Live Netflix Special Later, he addressed the elephant in the room. “You know what people say, they say, ‘words hurt,’” he joked. “Anybody that say words hurt has never been punched in the face.” He continued by comparing Smith to notoriously violent record exec Suge Knight, and referencing Smith’s DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince hit “Summertime”. “You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by Suge Smith, everybody knows, everybody f**king knows,” Rock noted. “I got smacked like a year ago, and people are like, ‘Did it hurt?’ It still hurts.
I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears.” READ MORE: Chris Rock Addresses Will Smith Oscars Slap For the First Time: ‘Hell Yeah, It Hurt!’ Rock also explained why he waited until now to respond. “I’m not a victim baby, you will never see me on Oprah or Gayle [King] crying.Read more on etcanada.com
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