One of Chris Rock’s jokes about Will Smith has reportedly been removed from his Netflix special, after he botched it during the live stream.
The comedian had used his live show to break his silence about the actor’s slap at the Academy Awards in March, issuing a series of stinging rebukes against Will and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
But, after Chris admitted that he “botched” a joke about Will’s recent movie Concussion, fans noticed that the joke was cut from the final cut of the special.
The show originally streamed live on Netflix on Friday, the first time a streaming service had done it.
It’s been reported that Will is “embarrassed and hurt” by Chris’s decision to base his Netflix special on their clash, and is eager for him to “let it slide.”
Missing! One of Chris Rock’s jokes about Will Smith has reportedly been removed from his Netflix special, after he botched it during the live stream.
oops! After Chris admitted that he “botched” a joke about Will’s recent movie Concussion, fans noted that the joke was cut from the final cut of the special.
In his special, Chris discussed the slap in a stinging monologue, claiming that Jada was the one who “started this” while arguing that she said he should “give up on the Oscars.”
Chris added that Jada asked him to quit because Will hadn’t been nominated for the movie Concussion.
However, Chris got the title of Will’s movie wrong and had to correct himself before admitting to the crowd that he had gotten the joke wrong.
He said: ‘Years ago, your wife said you should give up on the Oscars. She shouldn’t be hosting because her man wasn’t nominated for Emancipation.
‘Biggest piece of shit ever. Okay, so nigga give me a fucking concussion No, not Emancipation, I fucked up the joke. Concussion.’
Fans were quick to note that when watching the special now, Chris’ joke is delivered with the correct movie title, and his apology for messing it up was removed.
One tweeted: ‘I feel so bad for Chris Rock. He waited a year to get back at his stalker and wrote an AMAZING final 10 minutes for his live special…then he lost the last Concussion/Emancipation joke. It’s still spectacular, of course, but it could have been out of this world.
Another added: “Chris Rock really had a year to practice that joke about Will Smith’s concussion and choking on stage.”
Look! Fans were quick to note that when watching the special now, Chris’ joke is delivered with the correct movie title, and his apology for messing it up was removed.
Outraged: Will is said to be “embarrassed and hurt” by Chris’s decision to base a new Netflix special on their notorious confrontation
One fan also tweeted: “Chris Rock really botched that concussion/emancipation joke.”
MailOnline has contacted a Netflix representative for comment.
Will is said to be “embarrassed and hurt” by Chris Rock’s decision to base a new Netflix special on their Oscar clash last year.
The couple made ceremonial history for all the wrong reasons after Smith took the stage and slapped Rock across the face for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s alopecia.
Smith has since been slapped with a 10-year suspension from the awards ceremony, while Rock, who performed at the event in 2022, has used the incident as source material for his new stand-up show. .
At the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, ironically Pinkett-Smith’s hometown, Rock, 58, debuted with a series of stinging rebukes directed at the married couple, including a comedic monologue inspired by her extramarital affair with singer August Alsina. .
Sources have since said entertainment tonight that Smith has been deeply affected by the Netflix special and is eager for Rock to “let it slide.”
While he is reportedly hurt and embarrassed by Selective Outrage, the outlet claims that Smith has yet to see it and has instead been informed of its content by those who have.
Rock accused the Oscar winner of having “selective outrage” during the show’s finale and added insult to injury by repeating Pinkett-Smith’s well-documented infidelity.
But a source close to the comedian tells DailyMail.com it could have been avoided with a simple ‘sorry’.
“Chris never got a private apology from Will, just a public one that didn’t really mean anything,” insisted a source close to the comedian. In fact, Will has only addressed the situation twice: once on Instagram the day after the Oscars and again in a video apology.
But the source insisted that Rock’s decision to repeat the scandal on his Netflix show had nothing to do with seeking revenge, but rather a way for the comedian to “get it all out” and “get it over with.”
‘Chris wanted to get this out once and for all and be done with it. This was very cathartic for him,” the source added.
The comedian certainly didn’t hold back when it came to unearthing the stage slap scandal.
Instead, she doubled down on her attack on the A-list couple by bringing up Pinkett-Smith’s admitted affair with her son Jaden’s close friend, musician August Alsini, in 2020.
To a shocked audience, both live and on location, Rock said Smith had deflected anger due to the fact that “his wife was banging his son’s friend.”
Rock’s tirade has since been hailed on social media as “the best/perfect way” to get back at Smith for their career-changing moment.
The comedian made audience members and live viewers wait until the final ten minutes of ‘Chris Rock: Selective Outrage’ before addressing the slap.
“You all know what happened to me, when Suge Smith hit me,” the comedian joked. Rock said: ‘It still hurts. I have ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears.’
Bringing up Jada on the show, he addressed their affair and his frustration that he was the one who “brought the brunt” of the couple’s marital problems.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” Rock said, nodding to the special’s title.
‘Everyone who really knows knows that I had nothing to do with it. She didn’t have any entanglements… She hurt him a lot more than he hurt me.’
The slap came last year after Rock made a joke about Pinkett-Smith’s bald spot, caused by alopecia.
Rock had joked that Pinkett-Smith was rocking a ‘GI Jane’ look, prompting her husband to storm onto the stage and slap him, and he later repeated: ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!’
During his new stand-up special, Rock joked about his struggle in the year since.
‘Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face,’ he said.
But I’m not a victim, honey. You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying,” Rock said. He joked that he “took that shit like (Manny) Pacquaio.”
The crowd in the audience roared with laughter as those at home took to social media to weigh in.
And to add insult to injury, his humiliating throwback aired exactly one week before the 2023 Oscars take place on March 12, an event Smith is banned from attending for the next ten years as a result of his violent outburst at the ceremony last year.
The infamous slap occurred in March 2022 when Rock took the stage to present an Oscar for best documentary feature.
As for the Smiths, he said he was “waiting” to see Pinkett-Smith on GI Jane, poking fun at his shaved head.
Smith immediately came up on stage and patted Chris on the side of the head. After returning to his front row seat, he yelled, ‘Keep the fucking name of my wife’s mother out of your mouth.’
Controversy: The couple made history for all the wrong reasons after Smith took the stage and slapped Rock across the face for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s alopecia.
In the weeks that followed, the actor was forced to resign from the Academy, which subsequently banned him for 10 years.
During his Saturday night stand-up special, Rock shared his afterthoughts, telling the audience, “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.” But I’m not a victim, honey. You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying.
‘Everyone called him a b**ch, and who is he hitting? Me. You all know what happened to me, when Suge Smith hit me,” he joked. ‘It still hurts. I have ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears.’
Rock then addressed why he didn’t hit Will back, saying, ‘You know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of the whites.