A mistaken joke about Will Smith by Chris Rock in his most recent comedy show Selective Outrage, has been removed by Netflix.
Rock finally addressed that slap in a new show, streamed live on Netflix, that dropped over the weekend.
Now, we all know the drama that unfolded during the 2022 Oscars, but let’s have a quick recap…
It all kicked off when Jada’s husband, actor Will Smith, punched Rock on stage after he made a joke about her.
It’s safe to say, it was an event that got everyone talking for weeks.
Rock was hosting the Oscars when he made a G.I. Jane joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, which resulted in the infamous slap.
“Jada, can’t wait for G.I. Jane 2,” Rock said referring to the G.I. Jane movie that sees actress, Demi Moore, shave her head.
His joke appeared to refer to Jada’s shaven hairdo after she opened up about her experience of hair loss from alopecia.
At first, Will appeared to laugh off Rock’s comment while Jada looked very unimpressed.
But, after the cameras cut away from the couple and back to Rock, Will stormed onto the stage where he slapped Rock.
Will then returned to his seat where he shouted profanities at the comedian.
After this, Will was banned from the Academy Awards for ten years. According to TMZ, John Bailey, CEO, and Academy President said: “The Board [of Governors] has decided, for a period of ten years, from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.”
However, it appears that the slap receiver addressed the memorable moment via his own platform.
Rock starred in Netflix’s first-ever live streamed event, a comedy special titled Selective Outrage.
In the special, Rock says: “You never know who might get triggered. You know what people say, they say, ‘words hurt’.
“Anybody that says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”
He adds: “People are like, ‘Did it hurt?’ It still hurts! I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears.”
He also went on to discuss Jada’s affair, saying: “His wife was f***ing her son’s friend. I normally would not talk about this s***…
“I have no idea why two talented people would do something that f***ing lowdown.
“We’ve all been cheated on. Everybody in here has been cheated on. None of us has ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us… on television. She hurt him way more than he hurt me.”
But it turns out Netflix has edited out one of the jokes Rock messed up during his live show.
He joked: “Years ago, his wife said I should quit the Oscars. I shouldn’t host ’cause her man didn’t get nominated for Emancipation.
“The biggest piece of s**t ever. Okay, so the n****r gives me a f**king concussion. No, not Emancipation, I f**ked up the joke. Concussion.”
People had a lot to say about his special, with one writing: “I watched that Chris Rock special on Netflix, and it felt like he still has trauma from the Will Smith situation to the point where he messed a joke up. It almost felt like he was doing ‘an interview’ more so than ‘a set’. I felt that his emotions were wrapped in jokes.”
While a second wrote: “The funniest thing about the Chris Rock standup is he had a whole year to stick the landing on the Will and Jada jokes but is still so worked up over a dude slapping him a year ago that he messed up the joke lmaooo.”
“Damn, Chris Rock messed up that Emancipation/Concussion joke so bad. And he confessed about it immediately,” a third said.