Almost a year after he was slapped by Will Smith on the Oscars stage, Chris Rock is ready to open up about the incident. And he’ll do so as part of his new show, which airs live on Netflix Saturday night.
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We all expected it. As soon as the offer is announced Chris Rock: Selective Interruption, intended for the Netflix platform, rumors began to circulate that the number on “slapgate” would be one of the centerpieces of the event. The news was finally confirmed by his family source Page six.
According to US media, Chris Rock pleaded with “veterans” to help him write a number about the event. He wanted to make sure his jokes on the subject were “polished, solid, and funny”.
Remember, during last year’s Academy Awards, Will Smith got on stage to punch host Chris Rock in the face. The latter had just made a joke about the appearance of Jada Pinkett Smith. You suffer from alopecia areata, a skin disorder that causes hair loss.
Chris Rock later preferred to refrain from commenting on the incident, even after Will Smith’s public apology. The comedian was just hinting at it during a show this past July.
“Anyone who says words can hurt hasn’t been punched in the face,” he said.
The Chris Rock: Selective Outrage will stream live on Netflix Saturday night.
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