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Chris Rock is finally ready to talk about Will Smith’s Oscar slap

By John Jurgensen

28 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

It was one of the most viral videos of 2022—actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars. The WSJ reports on why Rock is finally ready to address what happened, in a Netflix special.

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Chris Rock is poised to hit back on his own terms and his own turf: a stand-up comedy special that will stream live on Netflix a week before the Academy Awards.

Since Will Smith clobbered him at last year’s Oscars in front of their Hollywood peers and about 15 million onlookers on U.S. television, Mr. Rock has avoided the forums where celebrities typically go to unburden themselves. No prime-time interview with Oprah. No magazine cover stories. No confiding on Instagram. In short, no milking of the moment.

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