Will Smith Fails to Reconcile with Chris Rock
Will Smith allegedly tried to make amends with Chris Rock after the “Oscars Slap” incident because he “felt terrible for so long” about it.
People’s source said, “He’s tried unsuccessfully to make amends in the best way he could with Chris. But beyond that, family is important to him and [Will] leaned on them.”
The source alleged that The Pursuit of Happiness star has reflected and matured. Also, that person said Smith “feels that he has become a better person.”
What did Chris Rock say during his live Netflix special?
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Will Smith hit Chris Rock’s face after he fun of his wife’s baldness during the 2022 Oscar Awards ceremony.
A week before this year’s Oscars, Chris Rock aired his live Netflix special titled, “Chris Rock: Selected Outrage.”
It was the first-ever event shown live on the video streaming platform. It featured celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, and Sir Paul McCartney.
Of course, it had the comedian Chris Rock roasting various celebrities, such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
He spent much of the 70-minute show alluding to the “Oscar Slap” before he ranted about Will Smith in the last ten minutes.
Rock started his tirade by saying, “Will Smith practices selective outrage,” before commenting on the actor’s interview with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
She said, “I got into a different kind of entanglement,” referring to her other relationship. Chris Rock pointed that out by saying, “I didn’t have any entanglements.”
“Everybody in here has been cheated on. None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television,” he remarked.
Rock continued, “Everybody that really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that [expletive].”
“I tried to call [expletive[ give them my condolences and pick up for me. Everybody called them [expletive] and who’s he hit? Me!”
Then, he shared people’s feelings towards Smith leading to the physical assault by saying, “I have rooted for Will Smith my whole life.”
Next, Chris Rock seemingly alluded to Will Smith’s tearful exchange with host Trevor Noah during the Daily Show.
The comedian said, “I am not a victim, you will never see me on Oprah or Gayle [King], crying. [Pinkett-Smith] hurt [Smith] way more than he hurt me.”