We’re but a week away from the 2023 Oscars, and for some reason, we’re still discussing last year’s slappening.
In case you forget (or tried to), Will Smith struck Chris Rock in the middle of the 2022 Academy Awards after the comedian joked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia.
In the aftermath, Smith has since issued several apologies, the Academy held an investigation and banned Smith for ten years, and most recently, the Oscars brought in a crisis team to prevent another slap-level incident.
“I’m not talking about that until I get paid,” Rock stated. “At some point, I’ll talk about that shit. And it will be serious and funny.”
Chris Rock’s Selective Outrage aired Saturday night on Netflix, marking the comedian’s first live global comedy special — and his first time truly addressing the slap almost a year later. I guess Netflix cut him a check of which he couldn’t refuse.
Funny? The crowd erupted in laughter. Serious? Let’s just say that the slap still stings (figuratively, that is) and Rock ain’t too fond of the Smiths.