Will Smith is ‘Embarrassed and Hurt’ by Chris Rock’s Netflix Special and Wants Him to ‘Let It Go’

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Will Smith is said to be “embarrassed and humiliated” by Chris Rock’s choice to hold a Netflix special in which he recalled their infamous fight at the 94th Academy Awards.

Remember how Smith stormed onto the stage and hit Rock across the face for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s alopecia?

Smith, 54, has since been barred from attending the awards event for a decade, but Rock has continued to exploit the incident as fodder for his new stand-up act, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.


Rock, 58, took a series of shots at the married pair while performing at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, the city of Pinkett-birth, Smith’s including commenting about her extramarital affair with singer August Alsina.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Smith has been greatly moved by the Netflix special and is eager for Rock to ‘let it go.’

While Selective Outrage has apparently upset and embarrassed Smith, the outlet claims Smith has yet to watch it and has instead been informed of its substance by those who have.

Rock has accused the Oscar-winner of having ‘selective outrage’ during the show’s finale and added salt to the wound by rehashing Pinkett-Smith’s well documented infidelity.


But a source close to the comedian tells that it could have been avoided with a simple ‘I am sorry’.


‘Chris never got a one-on-one private apology from Will, only the public one which really meant nothing,’ a source close to the comedian insisted.

Will has only spoken out twice about the matter, once on Instagram the day after the Oscars and once in a video apology. But, the insider stressed that Rock’s choice to relive the incident in his Netflix program was not motivated by vengeance, but rather by the comedian’s need to ‘get it all out’ and ‘get done with it’.

‘Chris wanted to get this out once and for all and be done with it. This was very cathartic to him,’ the source added.

The infamous slap occurred in March 2022 when Rock took the stage to present an Oscar for best documentary feature.


Turning to the Smiths, he said that he was ‘looking forward’ to seeing Pinkett-Smith in G.I. Jane, poking fun at her shaved head.

Smith immediately got up on stage and slapped Chris. After returning to his front-row seat, he yelled, ‘Keep my wife’s mother f***ing name out your mouth.’

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