ill Smith is said to have been left reeling after Chris Rock chose to base a Netflix special on his now infamous Oscars slap.
The actor, 54, received a 10-year ban from the prestigious award show after striking Rock across the face during last year’s ceremony for making an insensitive joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from the autoimmune disease alopecia, which causes hair loss.
Rock has now used the incident as a basis for his latest stand-up special with the streaming giant, which dropped a week before this year’s Academy Awards is due to take place.
The new material in Chris Rock: Selective Outrage also includes other stinging remarks about Smith and his wife, including her extramarital affair with August Alsina.
The couple both discussed the actress’s “entanglement” during an episode of her Facebook show Red Table Talk back in 2020.