Chris Rock responded to Will Smith’s 2022 Oscars slap in Netflix special
Chris Rock did not hold back when sharing how he feels about Will Smith's Oscars slap.
The comedian, who endured an onstage hit from Will during the 2022 Oscars after Chris joked about Will's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, addressed the infamous incident during Netflix's live-streamed comedy special Chris Rock: Selective Outrage on March 4.
During his routine, Chris addressed the slap while making comments on Jada's "entanglement" with August Alsina—a relationship Jada had said she had while her and Will were temporarily separated. He also shared words on how Jada boycotted the 2016 Oscars, which Chris hosted, due to lack of diversity of the nominees.
"She f--king said [I] should quit because Will didn't get nominated for Concussion. What the f--k?," Chris said during the live-streamed event. "I did some jokes about her. Who gives a f--k? That's how it is. She starts it, I finish it. That's what the f--k happened. Nobody's pickin' on this bitch. She started this s--t. Nobody was pickin' on her."
Looking back on how he reacted when Will got physical onstage, Chris said he didn't fight back for a reason.
"A lot of people like, ‘How come you didn't do nothing back that night?'" Chris said. "Cause I got parents. Cause I was raised. You know what my parents taught me? Don't fight in front of white people."
Watch the full comedy special exclusively on Netflix.