DL Hughley criticizes those who say Chris Rock should have been slapped by Will Smith for making fun of Jada Pinkett Smith, saying he finds the narrative extremely ironic. The comedian attacked CNN’s Candace McDuffie for claiming Chris brought him in after years of targeting black women with his jokes. He called her an idiot. DL says Chris doesn’t go after marginalized women, as Candace claims, but rather makes fun of celebrities taking their business out on the streets… it’s all fair game. It’s ironic for DL…Candace feeling the hard slap was justified when the comedic response goes too far, and everyone makes up their minds except the man who was slapped live on TV.
Leslie Jones also supports Chris Rock. Hughley, 60, posted a clip from Rock’s Netflix weekend special, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, on Sunday, in which Jones scathingly responded to a commentator. Jones defended Rock saying: Don’t forget he was slapped in public. Everyone! His children, his mother, his peers, everyone! How would you handle that, muthaf—-s? This is how he expresses himself as a comedian. He would write a song if he sang. It’s a painful thing to happen.
DL Hughley slams root writer who believes comedian Chris Rock deserves a slap from Will Smith
Chris Rock is supported by DL Hughley and Leslie Jones. DL Hughley dismisses the narrative that Chris Rock deserved a slap in the face from Will Smith for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith. Hughley, 60, posted a clip from Rock’s Selective Outrage Live Netflix comedy special on Sunday, under which Jones scathingly responded to a commentator. At some point in life, you have to let go… According to Jones, 55, this is how young brothers are killed in the streets. Remembering the past. Provide a terrible example. Rock got slapped in front of the world, Jones wrote, so don’t forget it! Everyone! His children, his mother, his peers, everyone! It would be interesting to see how you handle that! He’s an actor, so that’s how he expresses himself. He would write a song if he sang. It’s a painful thing to happen. It seems that you would be right if you acted like that! HYPOCRITES, YOU ARE! He said she should sit down and shut up. Candace McDuffie of The Root, who spoke on CNN about Chris’ arrival after targeting black women with his jokes for years, was twisted, according to the comedian.
Chris isn’t hitting on marginalized women, as Candace claims, but rather making fun of celebrities promoting their businesses on the street, he says. As Rock wrapped up his comedy special, made for Netflix’s first live broadcast at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, he focused on the Oscar slap and applied the special’s title to Will Smith, 54, as he was slamming his marriage and the slap in the face of the Oscars. High-profile figures such as April Reign, who created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, criticized her comments, including those directed at Jada Pinkett Smith. As well as saying Will Smith practiced selective outrage, Rock said, “Anyone who really knows knows I had nothing to do with the Oscar slap. I had no entanglements. He was referencing in July 2020, when Jada spoke of an “entanglement” with August Alsina years ago when she and Will were separated. At the time, Jada said, we really came to this new place of unconditional love after their relationship was repaired.