This past Saturday night, Chris Rock’s new Netflix special, “Selective Outrage,” premiered. To wit: Will Smith’s infamous smack at March’s 94th Academy Awards.
Rock made fun of those who get “triggered” easily at the top of the concert, saying that “words hurt.”
As Rock replied, “Anybody who believes words hurt has never been hit in the face,” the audience erupted in laughter. Pain is amplified when written on a brick.
Rock criticized cancel culture, saying that some workers believe they can rise in the ranks by criticizing their superiors. When asked about the “woke” mindset, Rock warned his audience to avoid becoming complacent.
He went on to remark that those who express “selective indignation” are “full of s***” and that “selective outrage” is what irritates him the most. Motherf***ers using phones assembled by child slaves to put out inane tweets, he sneered. Everyone in business and all of its workers is full of it.
He said that all the Lululemon stores in the shopping center prominently displayed signs reading, “We don’t condone racism, sexism, prejudice, or hatred.” To be honest, I couldn’t give a hoot. Just another dude peddling yoga pants, huh? Whichever you decide to vote for in your yoga pants, it doesn’t concern me.
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, was the target of rock’s satire, which poked fun at the royal family’s supposed bigotry and her victim mentality.
“Oprah, they’re so bigoted that they wanted to know what hue the kid will be,” Rock said of Markle and her pregnancy. As I explained to her, “It’s not racist to say that. People of all races, even those of African descent, are curious about the potential degree of brownness in their unborn children. That people of African descent may look like NBA stars like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green inspired his next line: “We do an aural cavity search. Having a black child is a gamble, therefore it’s important to know what type of child you’re getting.”
“In other words, I have some idea of what she is feeling. She hopes that she can get along with her white in-laws even though she is black. That’s not a simple task, then. It’s challenging but not as challenging as being a white lady trying to get along with your black in-laws. After that, he said, “Now that’s some difficult s***.” “I can relate to what you’re going through, Meghan Markle. I tell my black friends all the time that if they want their white in-laws to embrace them, they should marry into the Kardashian family since they are so kind to everyone.
Rock discussed Smith’s critique of him from the previous year in the minutes that followed. He said that Smith’s “selective anger” stemmed from the fact that his wife had been unfaithful to him.
Those who know the whole story are aware that I had nothing to do with that s***, therefore Will Smith’s indignation is completely misplaced. The man spoke to the lady, “No, I wasn’t making any arrangements. They discovered he was having an affair with the mother of his son’s buddy.
Normally, I wouldn’t bring up a topic like this. Despite this, they went ahead and posted this garbage to the internet. I just don’t get how two gifted individuals could make something so f*****g terrible. Thus, what the heck, “…then he went on to say… “A falsehood has been told to everyone here, including you. A cheating partner would never challenge their partner on camera and say something like, “What can I say, I was sucking on somebody else’s d***. Just how did that make you feel?” How could you possibly justify such behavior?
Instead of answering the question of why he didn’t punch Smith back, Rock cracked a joke.
Chris is getting the question, “Why didn’t you do anything to put things right?” from several individuals. He explained, “It’s because of the way I was raised.” What, if anything, did my parents teach me? Stay out of the whites’ territory.