Twitter reacts to Chris Rock’s alleged jokes about Will Smith’s slap

Almost a year after the “Slapgate” incident with Will Smith at the Oscars, Chris Rock is said to have incorporated some hilarious jokes on the matter into his recent stand-up routine. However, many Twitter users don’t seem to be here for his supposed antics!

Chris allegedly joked that he saw liberate, release, free See [Will] Being whipped’

Speculation broke out right in front of the comedian Chris Rock: Selective Wrath specially streamed on Netflix. Multiple reports suggest that Chris prepared for the special by incorporating some of the Academy Awards incident-based material into his other shows.

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The New York Post Office reported that Chris took the stage at a show and mentioned watching liberate, release, free—a film in which Will Smith plays a slave—for the sole purpose of “watching[ing] he was whipped.

“The other day, I watched liberate, release, free just so I can watch him get whipped.

According to The Wall Street JournalChris also mentioned his and Will’s respective film roles to acknowledge the physical difference between the two.

“What everyone wants to know… does it hurt? Damn, it hurts. He played Muhammad Ali! I played Pookie [In New Jack City]. Even in the animated movies I’m a Zebra, he’s a king shark.

He also addressed Will’s musical career by adding, “I was hit so hard, I heard ‘Summertime’ in my ears.”

This sentiment was further honed through additional comments reported by CNN.

“Will Smith is a big guy. I’m not. Will Smith goes shirtless in his movies. If you see me in a movie having open-heart surgery, I’ll wear a sweater.”

Twitter users react to Chris Rock’s speculation

In response to these reports, people on Twitter have started to express their thoughts on the matter and most are not happy with Chris. The user is particularly disappointed in his comments around liberate, release, free.

Check out some of the reactions down below.

In addition to criticizing Chris’ remarks, critics also took the opportunity to rekindle a questionable moment in the past involving Rock and some white comedians.

However, not everyone objected to Chris Rock speaking about the “Slapgate” incident, like

What do you think of the speculation and the backlash that followed?


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