27 Dec, 2022


The Oscar Incident: Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock

By FactsWow Team

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, which will be live-streamed on Netflix, will premiere on March 4, nearly a year after the Oscar incident where Will Smith (54 years old) slapped Chris Rock (57 years old).

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The March 27 Oscars ceremony

The infamous scene occurred at the March 27 Oscars ceremony before Smith's win for Best Actor. He walked onstage and hit Rock on live television after taking issue with a joke Rock made about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head.

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Will Smith’s Resignation

The incident resulted in Will Smith's resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a ban from attending Academy events for ten years.

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The Video Apology 2

Will Smith finally apologized to the comedian in a video apology back in July. He reached out to Chris, and his message was that he wasn't ready to speak. So Will Smith will tell Chirs Rock that he apologize to him. His behavior was unacceptable, and he would be there whenever Chirs Rock readies to talk.

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Incident With Dave Chappelle

Chris Rock has since joked about the incident and even referenced it on stage during his U.K. tour with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle (49 years old).

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The Deadline

Dave Chappelle reportedly called Will Smith's action a strange choice during his set. Per Deadline, he saluted Chris Rock's authenticity throughout the years before alleging that Will Smith made an impression of a perfect man for 30 years.

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Chris Rock’s Statement

Once onstage, Chris Rock also addressed the moment, saying, Did that s--- hurt? Goddamn right, the motherf----- hit over a bulls--t joke, the nicest joke he ever told.

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The Comedy Special Series

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage is the first comedy special streamed live by Netflix as part of a global event. It will also be Chris Rock's second special on the streaming service after releasing Chris Rock: Tamborine in 2018.

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Robbie Praw’s Statement

Chris Rock is one of our generation's most iconic and important comedic voices, Robbie Praw, Netflix vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, said in a statement in November.

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