Nearly a year after Philadelphia native actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at the Academy Awards, the public has wondered how — or if — Rock would respond.
On Saturday, March 4, Rock performed in the first livestreaming event ever offered to Netflix subscribers, and during the comedy special he openly discussed the 2022 Oscars incident.
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“I’m going to try to do a show tonight without offending nobody — I’m going to try my best, because you never know who might get triggered,” Rock said as he opened the show. “People always say words hurt … anybody who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”
During the hour-long special, which was filmed at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Rock …