Chris Rock finally addressed the infamous Will Smith slap incident in a recent interview, revealing that the incident still hurts him. Speaking to The Guardian, the comedian admitted that he briefly considered hitting Smith in retaliation but ultimately chose not to.
Rock’s comments come after the release of his new stand-up special ‘Selective Outrage’, in which he addresses the controversy surrounding the slap and other recent events. The New York Times gave the special a positive review, saying that Rock’s humor remains sharp and incisive.
However, not everyone is a fan of Rock’s recent output. Fox News reports that the comedian has come under fire for some of his more controversial statements, including mocking Jada Pinkett Smith’s recent “entanglements” on ‘Red Table Talk’.
But despite the criticism, Rock continues to make waves in the entertainment world. Good Morning America recently aired an interview with the comedian in which he touched on his latest projects, including a new movie with actor and director Tyler Perry.
And even the New York Post, which has been critical of Rock in the past, acknowledged his recent brilliance on stage. The publication praised his ability to rip into not just Will Smith, but also Meghan Markle and the concept of wokeness, delivering a timely critique of today’s political landscape.
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Chris Rock remains one of the most influential and talked-about comedians of our time.