Chris Rock is ready to speak concerning the Oscars slap tonight in a brand new comedy particular, however a few of his materials seems to have already leaked … together with a joke about watching Will Smith undergo on movie — which, if the web is to be believed, he’d be smart in avoiding.
Here’s the deal … everyone knows Chris’ dwell Netflix present goes down tonight, and everybody’s anticipating him to debate the slap at size for the primary time, publicly, on his personal phrases. The downside … he is been figuring out his jokes on this matter for months, and one specific bit he not too long ago did about Will was broadly reported this week … and Twitter ain’t feeling it.
Chris Rock could make all of the jokes he needs about Will Smith, however making a joke saying “I only watched Emancipation to see Will Smith get whipped” in a room of predominantly white individuals is disgusting.
— ⚜️ (@rayethequeen) March 3, 2023
The Baltimore Sun got here out with a narrative a couple of comedy present Chris did there in mid-February … the place he reportedly touched on the Oscars and mentioned to the gang, “The different day, I watched ‘Emancipation’ simply so I may watch him getting whipped.”
Of course, he is referring to Will’s character from the movie — a runaway slave named “Whipped Peter” who was infamously depicted in a photograph from the 1800s with scars on his again.
That quote has made the rounds these previous few days, and now … Chris Rock is trending for all of the mistaken causes, as a result of it appears majority of parents have turned on him.
Whereas he had sympathy within the wake of the slap — particularly for the way he dealt with it — numerous time has handed … and lots of people have aired their grievances about Chris since then … together with the notion that he may’ve had it coming — harsh, nevertheless it’s a POV on the market.
Now, in gentle of this new joke that will or could not make the particular … much more individuals are groaning, particularly if he truly works it in. It seems some really feel like leaning in the way in which he appears set to do is overkill — and never simply that, however many really feel him exploiting the ugly second a full 12 months later is cringeworthy. And but, Chris is powering ahead … as is Netflix.
Time will inform what Chris does onstage. Like we mentioned, that is dwell — but when he cares about public opinion (which he normally would not) he may wanna peep Twitter proper fast.😬
The Netflix particular, “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage,” begins at 10 PM ET.