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Chris Rock Says He Watched Emancipation Just To See Will Smith Get "Whipped"

Chris Rock finally addresses the Will Smith Oscar slap in his upcoming Netflix stand-up special, and jokingly admitted he watched Emancipation to see Smith get whipped.

Ready or not, here it comes. And by “it,” I mean the highly anticipated live comedy show from Chris Rock, Selective Outrage, set to debut on Netflix on Saturday. But before fans and curious viewers tune in, we’ve already gotten a sneak peak into just how the comedian plans to address Will Smith and the now infamous Oscars slap.

At a recent set at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan, Rock reportedly tested out material he was going to be performing this weekend, according to the New York Post. In one part, Rock explains how he’s always supported Smith but after the unfortunate incident, he’s watching his new film Emancipation for a totally different reason.

“I rooted for Will Smith my whole life,” he said. “The other day, I watched Emancipation just so I could watch him getting whipped.”

He later quipped, “Will Smith practices selective outrage. People who are in the know, know that shit had nothing to do with me. He is significantly bigger than me. You will never see me on camera with my shirt off. Will played Muhammad Ali. I played Pookie [in the 1991 film New Jack City].”

Addressing the Slap specifically, Rock said that it did in fact hurt, noting that he “got it so hard—I heard ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears,” per Huffpost.

I've been seeing some people online saying that Chris needs to move on from the slap. First of all, none of us were on the receiving end of the assault, so who are we to tell someone how long to deal?

Secondly, we've never really heard Chris address the assault until his upcoming special. So when the special airs, I'll watch it and draw my own opinion.

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