Netflix Viewers Blast Chris Rock Over ‘Disgusting’ Will Smith Comments

Netflix viewers are blasting Chris Rock over the 'disgusting' Will Smith comments he made in his show. 
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Netflix viewers are blasting Chris Rock over the ‘disgusting’ Will Smith comments he made in his show. 

Rock, 58, addresses the infamous moment he was slapped by Smith, 54, at the Oscars after joking about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, 51, in his first-of-its-kind live Netflix special Selective Outrage.

Although he’s previously touched on the incident, the show saw Rock discuss the shocking moment in further detail – and he’s not held back.

Watch Chris Rock joke about Will Smith below…

The drama between Rock and Smith started at the Oscars when the comedian referred to Pinkett Smith as ‘G.I. Jane’ due to her shaven head.

Moments later, Smith walked onto the stage and slapped Rock across the face.

He then yelled at the shocked host: “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth.”

The incident resulted in Smith being banned from the Oscars for 10 years, and he also resigned from the Academy.

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Amid this, Smith has apologised for his actions, however, it doesn’t seem as though Rock has forgiven the Pursuit of Happyness star over the incident.

In his Netflix 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.”

Rock also references Smith and Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk and how Pinkett Smith discusses her affair with another man on the show.

The comedian says: “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.”

Chris Rock slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.
Netflix viewers are blasting Chris Rock over the ‘disgusting’ Will Smith comments he made in his show. Credit: Alamy

Elsewhere in the show, Rock also discusses Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, 41, and her allegations of there being racism within the royal family.

He says: “Like, who is this girl Meghan Markle?

“Seems like a nice lady – just complaining. Like didn’t she hit the light-skinned lottery?”

Referencing Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, he mocks Megan by saying: “‘They’re so racist, they’re so racist’.”

He then adds: “Some of that s*** she went through was not racism; it was just some in-law s***.”

After watching Rock’s show, many people have taken to social media and called him out over his ‘disgusting’ comments.

“Watching Chris Rock live on Netflix is disgusting and disturbing,” one person tweets. “I had no idea what I was in for. Wow.”

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Another adds: “Y’all gave Will Smith hell for slapping a man who publicly disrespected his wife. That man has now gone on to amplify his disrespect, humiliation and disparagement of Jada.

“I’m not even a Will and Jada fan like that but Chris Rock’s performance was disgusting.”

While a third person says: “What’s happening to comedy!!!!

“It’s becoming increasingly apparent that it’s no longer funny. Disgusting show by Chris Rock.”

Some, though, were less outraged and found the show to be entertaining.

One writes: “Chris Rock gave Will Smith a hilarious response that was just what the situation called for – he slapped him back with some comedy!”

A second adds: “Chris Rock’s Netflix Special is genius, heartfelt and hilarious. #SelectiveOutrage.”

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage is now available to stream on Netflix.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.