A failed joke that Chris Rock told during the live version of Selective outrage would have been edited from the final cut of the Netflix special.
While delivering scathing remarks about Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Rock mixed up Smith’s films Emancipation And Concussion.
“Years ago his wife said I should quit the Oscars, I shouldn’t host because her man wasn’t nominated for Emancipationbiggest piece of shit ever!” Rock said before correcting the mistake. “No, not EmancipationI screwed up the joke. Concussion.”
The joke referenced Smith’s 2015 drama about brain damage suffered by soccer players.
When Smith didn’t get a nomination for her performance in Concussion, Pinkett Smith said she planned to boycott the ceremony. His announcement came at the height of the #OscarsSoWhite movement, when only white performers were nominated in all four acting categories for a second straight year.
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Viewers who broadcast the final cut of Chris Rock: Selective Outrage won’t see the flub because it was deleted, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The special aired live on Saturday night, marking the first live programming on Netflix.
During the special, Rock ripped into Smith for slapping him onstage at last year’s Oscars.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage, because everyone knows what happened,” Rock said. “Anyone who really knows knows I had nothing to do with this shit.”
The comedian said Smith was more upset about being humiliated Red table discussion While discussing his wife’s “entanglement” with singer August Alsina, the actor spoke about Rock telling a joke at the awards show about Pinkett Smith playing in a GI Jane sequel because of his shaved head.
“I had no entanglements. I had no tangles. And for people who don’t know, and for everyone else, Will Smith’s wife fucked her son’s friend. Alright,” Rock said. “Now I wouldn’t normally talk about this shit. But for some reason these simpletons put this shit on the internet. ”
“She hurt him way more than he hurt me,” Rock added.
Smith has made no public statement about Selective outrage.
But a source said entertainment tonight“Will is embarrassed and hurt by what Chris said about him and his family.”