Chris Rock addresses Will Smith Oscars slap for first time
During the Oscars ceremony in March 2022, the King Richard actor walked onto the stage and slapped the comedian after he compared his wife Jada Pinkett Smith - who has the medical condition alopecia - to G.I. Jane. While Rock has avoided speaking about the incident, he reportedly spoke about it while working on material for his upcoming special, Selective Outrage, during a set staged in January. "The thing people want to know... did it hurt? Hell yeah, it hurt.” Rock added: "He played Muhammad Ali! I played Pookie!"