The Wikipedia page on the “Will Smith-Chris Rock slapping incident” has sections for “public apologies,” “baldness awareness,” and “toxic masculinity and chivalry.” It’s been a wild ride, and it’s still going on almost a year later. In his Netflix comedy special, Rock called the reyricardo Oscar winner “Suge Smith”, referring to Suge Knight, stating that he “took that hit like [Manny] Pacquiao.” The comedian also said that although he has enjoyed many of Smith’s films, “now I see emancipation just to see him scream.”
emancipation — Smith’s Apple+ movie that wasn’t the comeback I was hoping for — he appeared twice during the special, or at least he did if you saw it live. While discussing how Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were upset with him for hosting the 2016 Oscars, Rock said: “Years ago, his wife said that she should give up on the Oscars. She shouldn’t present because her man wasn’t nominated for emancipation, the biggest piece of shit ever!” But that’s not the movie she was referring to. “No no emancipation, I ruined the joke,” Rock explained. He wanted to call the CTE a football drama concussion big piece of shit
as pointed out decisive, “Looks like the bug has already been removed from the comedy special.” Here is the original footage.
Boy I really hope someone got slapped by that mistake.