07 Mar, 2023
By FactsWow Team
In a powerful Netflix stand-up special, Chris Rock said he 'took that hit like Pacquiao' after Will Smith smacked him at the Academy Awards a year earlier.
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He performed his first stand-up show since last year's Oscars in a sequel that was more like a Manny Pacquaio prize fight.
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In a long-awaited comedy counterpunch to Academy Awards infamy, 'Chris Rock: Selective Outrage' marked Netflix's first live stream.
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A Prince medallion adorned Rock's neck as he riffed on 'wokeness,' hypersensitivity, and selective outrage, while dressed all white. Those who say words hurt haven't been punched,' said Rock.
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But Rock then explored several current topics, such as virtue signalling, high-priced yoga pants, the Duchess of Sussex, the Kardashians, abortion rights, and the Capitol riot. Rock said he wants now, not love.
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In addition to the Will Smith show, Rock riffed on how he'd support his father if he transitioned. Occasionally, Rock's material crossed over with the Oscars, like when he joked about how Snoop Dogg became a revered advert pitchman.
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Snoop is not being dissed, Rock said. The legendary Academy Awards moment was the subject of Rock's closing remarks. Everybody knows about the time I was smacked. It still hurts. Summertime is playing in my ears right now, Rock said.
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The incident has been repeatedly discussed and apologized for since March, but Rock has avoided the usual social media outlets. Despite the many media outlets that wanted an exclusive interview, he never sat down with Oprah Winfrey.
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It will never happen that I appear on Oprah or Gayle as a victim,' said Rock. Some of the best material in Rock's second Netflix special centred around their differences on the physical plane.
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Rock said, 'We're different sizes. This guy wears his shirt off and I wear a sweater if I am getting open-heart surgery in a film.' The actor was Muhammed Ali, whereas Rock was Pookie.
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Smith, who has a strained relationship with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, provoked Rock to stride on stage and strike Rock with a joke about her. In a joke, Rock referred to Pinkett Smith's earlier confession that she had an 'entanglement' with another man.
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