What took so long for Chris Rock to properly address getting publicly b*tch-slapped by Will Smith?
First things first. Why didn’t Chris Rock leave the stage and kick the sh*t out of Smith? Oh wait. This was Chris Rock. But if Will Smith or [insert any fool here] tried that with me, the headline the next day would be very different.
My point. Chris Rock should have handled things on the spot, and not waited any length of time. Instead, Rock stood incredulous as he awkwardly tried to continue being funny that night.
Rock reacted very differently with Jussie Smollett story.
As I wrote at the time,
The NAACP put out a memo for nobody to criticize Jussie Smollett at their Image Awards gala. Imagine having to tell black Leftists to lay off the “Gay Tupac”.
The black frauds at the NAACP wanted nobody to highlight the scam that Smollett tried to pull. Because doing so might remind people that Smollett lied about pro-Trump white people attacking him.
Unfortunately for the NAACP, as The Daily Mail reported, Chris Rock broke the rules.
Chris Rock made jabs at Jussie Smollett just moments before he presented the award for the outstanding comedy series to ABC’s ‘black-ish’ at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.
Smollett, who lost to ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ star Jessie Williams in the supporting actor in a drama series category, did not attend the awards.
‘They said no Jussie Smollett jokes,’ Rock said.
‘Yeah, I know, but what a waste of light skin. Do you know what I could do with that light skin?
‘That curly hair, my career would be out of here. I would be running Hollywood. What the hell was he thinking?’ Rock said.
Rock spared no punches with Smollett. And he did this after being warned.
So again why didn’t Rock hit back at Will Smith immediately? Rock should have at the very least responded appropriately the next day after that slap. Moreover, Rock is a comedian; so deliver comedy. Torch that fool. For example, Rock could have said,
I think Will thought I was that dude whose been screwing his wife for the better part of 5 years.
Or how about going for another bald joke:
“I heard that Will Smith was upset that Jada wasn’t selected as the icon for the next Mr. Clean product. Proctor & Gamble SO WHITE.”
But Rock waited over a year to finally go after the Smiths. People Magazine wrote:
Chris Rock closed his latest comedy special by venting about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, one year after the Oscars incident.
On Saturday, Rock headlined Netflix’s first-ever live-streamed event, a comedy special called Chris Rock: Selective Outrage — a title he revealed to be a connection to Will, 54. Though he said he grew up loving and “rooting for” Will, Rock took time in his routine to slam him and his marriage.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” said Rock in his stand-up routine, adding of the Oscars slap, “Everybody that really knows knows I had nothing to do with that s—. I didn’t have any ‘entanglements.’ “
Rock was referring to back in July 2020, when Jada, 51, opened up about having an “entanglement” with singer August Alsina years ago while she and Will were on a break. She explained at the time that she and Will eventually were able to repair their relationship, saying at the time, “We have really gotten to that new place of unconditional love.”
More like “unconditional cuckhold”.
The article continues,
The couple, who wed in 1997, did an episode of Jada’s Red Table Talk show to discuss the situation.
“We all been cheated on. Everybody in this industry has been cheated on,” joked Rock in the comedy special, “None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television. None of us. … Why the f— would you do that s—? She hurt him way more than he hurt me, okay?”
(Will said in an interview with Gayle King in March 2022 that there has “never been infidelity in our marriage. Never. Jada and I talk about everything, and we have never surprised one another with anything ever.”)
Sure. Will Smith’s declaration on “infidelity” reminds me of Bill Clinton explaining, “That depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is.”
This story is bigger than people think.
Rock attacked the #MeToo movement, as he refers to Pinkett-Smith as a “b*tch”. Harsh? Perhaps. But Rock is throwing rocks, pun intended. Further, Rock may be reviving the harsh reality of comedy.
If you slap him publicly, he will fight back with his weapons. And who can blame him.
As comedian Leslie Jones said of Rock firing back, that if he were a singer he would be writing songs about the incident. He’s a comedian, so he’s doing comedy. Will that comedy hurt? Certainly; even more than that slap.