Comedian Chris Rock recently stirred controversy with his Netflix special, taking jabs at fellow actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
During the live comedy show, which premiered on the streaming platform earlier this month, Rock spoke candidly about his thoughts on the Smiths and their recent scandal involving singer August Alsina.
Rock criticized the couple’s handling of the situation, calling attention to Jada’s “entanglement” with Alsina and suggesting that she hurt Will more than he hurt her.
But it wasn’t just the Smiths who were the target of Rock’s humor. He also took aim at Hollywood’s “selective outrage,” referencing the ongoing backlash over the lack of diversity and representation in the film industry.
Despite the backlash, Rock’s special has garnered plenty of attention and viewership. This is not the first time the comedian has stirred controversy with his unfiltered perspective, and it’s unlikely to be his last.
Fans and critics alike can expect to see more of Rock’s controversial humor in his upcoming stand-up special, which will reportedly give him the chance to have his say on a variety of topics.