Will Smith turned the Oscars into a sideshow when he slapped Chris Rock onstage last year.
But Rock finally got his revenge in his new standup routine.
And Megyn Kelly torched Smith with one word after Rock’s special.
This year’s Academy Awards had no chance of being as dramatic as last year’s when Will Smith shockingly marched onstage and slapped Chris Rock in the middle of the show.
Chris Rock has bided his time to speak on the issue – and he finally addressed during his recent standup special Selective Outrage streaming on Netflix.
Saving the Will Smith drama for last, Rock tells his audience, “People were like, did it hurt? It still hurts! I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears…But I’m not a victim, baby. You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle, crying.”
Rock also joked he was a big fan of Smith going back to his rap days before he became an actor saying, “Now, I watch ‘Emancipation’ just to see him get whupped.”
Needless to say, Smith was not a fan.
When word spread that Smith was apparently “hurt” by Rock’s comments, political commentator Megyn Kelly’s response was incredulous.
She responded with a simple, “Dude.”
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 9, 2023
Kelly channeled the millions of people who were also gobsmacked by Smith being “hurt” after it was he who had physically assaulted Rock on live television.
Sources close to Smith told Entertainment Tonight, “Will is embarrassed and hurt by what Chris said about him and his family in his Netflix special. He didn’t watch it, but he had people tell him what Chris said…It’s everywhere when you look online and on social media, so Will and Jada have seen comments about it.”
“Will apologized to Chris and would like for Chris to let it go…Will has worked on himself and he is banned by the Oscars for ten years. He feels like that’s enough and wants Chris to move on, so that he and everyone else can too.”
Smith was also angry at Netflix for producing the special.
“Will is also upset that Netflix was a part of this and thinks Chris insulting Jada again is below the belt…He is upset that Netflix gave Chris this platform to share these messages and thinks it’s distasteful,” the source said.
Rock’s special strikes such a cord because he takes direct aim at victimhood culture.
It’s mind-boggling to this day that Smith was allowed to remain at the Oscars and accept his award in person after committing assault on live television.
But sure, he’s the victim.