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Chris Rock On Will Smith’s Infamous Oscar Slap

Well, it seems like the 2023 Oscars are just around the corner, and with it, a flashback to the drama that unfolded during the last ceremony. Remember when Will Smith took a swing at Chris Rock for cracking a joke about his better half? Goodness gracious, that was more dramatic than a daytime soap opera! But fear not, dear mortals, because this saga has reached a conclusion, or has it? It turns out that even after a year of simmering in silence,

Chris Rock has finally piped up about the infamous slap, and he’s doing it in his signature style – through comedy.  So, let’s all grab a bucket of popcorn and get ready to watch as Chris Rock takes us down memory lane with his side-splitting jokes about the time he got smacked by a Hollywood superstar.

Who knew that a simple joke could lead to such excitement and controversy? It just goes to show that even in Tinseltown, words can pack a mighty punch.

The Infamous Oscar 2022 Slap: All You Need to Know

After last year’s Oscars, Chris Rock has done something extraordinary – he chose to answer Will Smith’s memorable slap back with the ultimate retort: a stand-up comedy special streaming live on Netflix.  As Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, actor Will Smith smacked him across the face.

When presenting the award for best documentary feature, Rock expressed his eagerness to see “G.I. Jane 2,” which stars Jada Pinkett Smith. Pinkett Smith disclosed in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with alopecia, a disorder that causes hair loss. In the 1997 Ridley Scott action picture “G.I. Jane,” Demi Moore portrayed a woman who enters the Navy and shaves her head throughout her military duty. Smith then took the Dolby Theatre stage and slapped Rock.

The sound suddenly went out on the US broadcast, but Smith could be heard saying, “Get my wife’s name out of your f——— mouth!” Mr. Smith, who got banned from the Oscars for 10 years, apologized to Chris Rock and others on social media and tried to make up for it during press junkets for his film Emancipation.

Chris Rock took the infamous slap with humor

Meanwhile, Mr. Rock is taking a different approach. Rather than groveling for forgiveness, he’s putting his wit and humor to work in a stand-up special that’s sure to have everyone talking. With his comic timing and one-liners, he might just be able to turn the tables on the incident that threatened to tarnish his career. It’s a high-risk, high-reward move, but that’s just how Mr. Rock rolls.

Here’s hoping he can land the punchline and come out on top! The infamous slap heard ’round the world hit Chris Rock at a particularly busy time in his career. He had already announced a jam-packed schedule of shows, including an eight-month tour and co-headlining gigs with Kevin Hart.

Despite the tsunami of notoriety that followed the incident at the Oscars, Mr. Rock managed to stick to his planned schedule, performing over 100 shows in the months that followed. Despite the chaos, Mr. Rock’s shows continued to draw huge crowds, with an average gross of $700,000 per night in ticket sales.

This was no small feat, and it’s a testament to the loyalty and dedication of his fans. Through it all, Mr. Rock remained largely quiet on the subject of the infamous slap. It wasn’t until several nights after the Oscars that he finally addressed this issue during a show in Boston. Even then, he admitted that he was still processing everything that had happened. Rock’s ability to persevere in the face of controversy and difficulty demonstrates his fortitude and devotion to his work. It’s no surprise that he’s still one of the world’s most popular and sought-after comedians.

Netflix– Selective Outrage

On March 4th, Rock will premier his first ever live show on the platform, challenging its 231 million global subscribers to tune in and see him finally share what he really thinks of Smith’s now-infamous act in Oscar 2022 at 10 pm Eastern Time.

But this special isn’t just an event for diehard fans of Rock or viewers looking for closure; it’s also a test pilot for new technology on Netflix and a sign that the company is ready to dive into event programming like never before.

So whether you’re tuning in to listen to Chris come up with some more hilarious content about Smith or out of pure curiosity for what this type of programming could bring moving forward, don’t miss this groundbreaking opportunity!

The Venue– Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore

Get ready folks, Netflix is capturing the hilarity of one of America’s favorite comedians – Mr. Rock! This special event will be taking place at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore and will feature his hit comedy act titled “Selective Outrage” which he has been referencing quite a bit lately in relation to certain topics.

If you’re not familiar with this particular brand of comedy that we’ve grown to love from Mr. Rock, it involves segments on the size difference between the men, his justifications for refraining from retaliation at the time when he was slapped by Will Smith, and what he believes actually precipitated the slap.

Hilarious as always, you won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be an hour-plus show filled with loads of laughter! So, tune in to Netflix on March 4 at 10 PM ET – we can’t wait to see how this set pans out!

Gracie Hart

Freelance Writer, Digital Marketer, and Content Writer