Mic Drop Moment! One Year After Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock, The Comedian Hits Back at The Netflix Live Special, Breaking The Internet

Published 03/05/2023, 3:21 AM EST

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Many may have initially thought it was all a part of the joke when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face for making fun of his wife during Oscars 2022, but when they found out it was not, things did not turn out to be well. While the entire Smith family had to face the repercussions, with the Academy also banning King Richard actor for an entire decade, Rock did not make many comments.


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Following the incident, the comedian did make a few sly jokes about it on his year-long tour but seemingly refused to do any interviews or answer the media. Now, after almost a year, and ahead of the 2023 Academy Awards, Rock broke his silence. And when he did, he made sure to hit Will Smith back hard at the Netflix Live show. “Anybody who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” he apparently alluded to the slap in the opening moments, promising a ‘no offense to anyone’ show.


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Within 24 hours of its streaming, the internet is going berserk. At the Netflix live special, Selective Outrage, Rock notably earned a plethora of whistles and gasps from the audience when he finally touched on the much-anticipated topic. “I’m not a victim, baby. You’ll never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying,” he said, creating a literal mic drop moment. “You know what my parents told me? Don’t fight in front of white people.”


And ever since, twitteratis are flooding the social media app with multifold comments about how they perceived the American comedian’s speech. While some sarcastically commented they are sorry that “Chris Rock COOKED Will Smith and Jada,” others laughed at what the speaker of the night brought upon the couple.




Some also tweet how Will Smith would be reacting after watching the last 10 minutes of the episode.

Another one draws a conclusion about how Chris Rock waited for his moment, made money, and created history at the Netflix live special

Furthermore, we have also covered everything you need to know about Netflix’s First Every Live Standup Comedy Global Stream.

Everything you need to know about the Netflix live special featuring Chris Rock

For the first time in history, Netflix streamed a live comedy show right from the hall of Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore featuring a Chris Rock special on March 4th. Notably, fans in 190 countries around the globe were able to catch Rock live on the OTT platform. Airing live from The World Famous Comedy Store on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, the comedian and actor Ronny Chieng hosted the pre-show with appearances from Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, and Deon Cole, among others.


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And right after the show, David Spade and Dana Carvey tapped in as co-hosts for The Show After the Show. All in all, Selective Outrage provided a platform for the 58-year-old American comedian. And he evidently made the most out of it, dressed in an all-white suit, and a golden cross for the necklace.


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Prithvi Shah

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Prithvi Shah is a writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently pursuing her Bachelor's in English Literature at St Xavier's University, Prithvi, who is a brown belt in Karate, adores Cobra Kai; her other favourite shows include The Witcher, Emily in Paris and Gilmore Girls. Home Alone and Harry Potter have been her go to movies since childhood.