‘It Still Hurts’: Chris Rock Speaks about Will Smith’s Oscars Slap in Netflix Show

It is Chris Rock’s first time of addressing the slap, after a year.

Comedian, Chris Rock has finally spoken about the infamous Oscars slap from Will Smith on the Academy Awards stage.

During the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles last year, Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife and had gotten smacked on the face for it. The joke was in reference to Jada’s shaved head, which in fact caused by Alopecia.

It is still unclear if Rock knew Jada was suffering from alopecia at the time he made the joke. Even though Smith had apologized several time for the slap, Rock had refused to make any public comments on it.

However, on Saturday night, Rock spoke on the issue, for the first time, on his Netflix live-streamed special titled, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.  Referring to the slap, Rock said “Everybody knows what happened to me. I got smacked in the face… people are like, Did it hurt?” it still hurts! I’ve got summertime ringing in my ears.”

“I’m not a victim baby’, said Rock. “ You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying. You will never see it. Never going to happen. I took that hit like Pacquiao…” He also referenced Jada’s confessions of having an ‘entanglement’ while married.

He said, “I did not have entanglements. She hurt him way more than he hurt me…” He added “I love Will Smith… I rooted for Will Smith my whole life. And now, I watched Emancipation just so I could watch him get whooped.”

Rock said the reason he didn’t strike back at the Oscars was because his parents taught him not to “fight in fight in front of white people.” He then dropped his microphone and holding arms up triumphantly, he walked off the stage to a standing ovation.

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