Fans around the world have not forgotten the shocking scenes of Hollywood superstar Will Smith slapping fellow superstar Chris Rock at the Oscars. And by the looks of it, understandably, the comedian has not either. The slap became a major controversy and was one of the biggest talking points in the months that followed.
However, Chris Rock remained relatively silent. But recently, the comedian came out swinging with his Netflix special Selective Outrage where he shared a piece of his mind regarding the incident and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Moreover, the comedy special stirred a bit of controversy and now, NBA legend Kareem-Abdul Jabbar has given his take.
Interestingly, the Los Angeles Lakers legend was also in attendance for the show alongside other celebrities like David Spade, Arsenio Hall, JB Smoove, Ronny Chieng, Dana Carvey, and Yvonne Orji.
Chris Rock had a lot to get off his chest after months of silence. During the show, he talked about Jada Pinkett Smith alleged extramarital affair with her son Jaden Smith’s friend. The actress denied the claims initially but later admitted on Red Table Talk. The comedian stated that he normally does not talk about things like this but spoke since they shared it on the internet. Furthermore, he called out Will Smith for slapping him and claimed Smith practices “selective outrage”.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has now given his thoughts about the comedy special via his website, Kareem Substack. The six-time NBA champion noted that he is a fan of Chris’ comedy and acting as well. He talked applauded Chris’ personal humor in talking about the struggles of Black people in the country and added that Rock is “very, very funny”. The six-time NBA MVP had major praise for Chris and even compared himself with the comedian.