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Netflix Adjusts Chris Rock Special, Will Smith Removes Flop Joke – The Hollywood Reporter

Netflix edited a joke about Will Smith from Chris Rock: Selective Fury after Rock misses her during his live show.

During a series of jokes about Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith at the end of the Rock Show on March 4 — the first-ever global livestreamed event — the comedian cracked a joke of his own as he recalled a conversation he allegedly had with Smith while hosting the 2016 Academy Awards.

“Years ago, his wife said I should quit the Oscars, and I shouldn’t host” because her husband wasn’t nominated for her. ReleaseBiggest piece of shit ever! Rock told the Baltimore crowd, before quickly admitting his mistake. “No, no ReleaseI spoiled the joke.”

The joke was supposed to refer to Smith’s 2015 sports drama concussionwhich was based on the 2009 NFL show Jane Marie Laskas and CTE”Brain gamePosted by GQ. For those Netflix subscribers who watched the reboot version currently airing, this part of the live special has been edited out.

After the misstep, Rock continued to accurately deliver the joke. “I started this crap. She said I, a grown man, should quit his job because my husband wasn’t nominated concussion,'” He said.

Hollywood Reporter He reached out to Netflix for comment.

The example Rock cited occurred the same year that Pinkett Smith boycotted the ceremony amid the #OscarsSoWhite movement, which focused on the Film Academy’s history of racial exclusion among its nominees and winners’ lists.

Smith took to the Oscars 2022 stage last March and slapped Rock after he made an unscripted joke about Pinkett Smith’s bald hairstyle, which she wore as a result of alopecia, an immune-related condition. The joke came after a rocker made his monologue while hosting the 2016 show, in which he said, “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like boycotting Rihanna’s pants. I wasn’t invited.”

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Rock also made a separate joke at a 2016 party about Pinkett Smith and concussion. “[You] He said, ‘It is not fair that the will was this good [in Concussion] He was not nominated! ” “you are right! It’s also not fair that Will is being paid $20 million Wild West! Yes?”

in THR’s review selective angerChief Television Critic Daniel Fienberg wrote, “Netflix tried to create a live-action rocker stunt as he’d been on the road for 10 months, and the only thing that would tell you was the show was live – after making viewers wait 61 minutes for the inevitable Will Smith material.” Ones—a rock gasping joke. A joke he’s probably thrown across the country a dozen times.”

The hour-long comedy special, which was highly anticipated to show the comedian’s reaction to Smith by slapping him, finished seventh on Netflix’s US Top 10, but fell short of the publisher’s global rankings.