On Saturday, Donald Trump went back on his bullshit (granted, he never really stopped) and took to his social media platform to say in all caps that he “WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.” Trump was talking about today, and so far, he hasn’t been arrested. Of all the shit he’s done, who would’ve thought the thing that would land him in hot water was having sex with Stormy Daniels. So while people were prepping for their “Donald Trump is getting arrested” pre-game party, Chris Rock brought up Trump’s possible arrest while paying tribute to Adam Sandler during the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in DC on Sunday night. Chris joked that if Trump really gets arrested, doing so “is only going to make him more popular.” Chris compared Trump’s indictment to when Tupac Shakur released the album Me Against The World, and it sold over 3 million copies while he was serving time.
D.L. Hughley And Leslie Jones Offer Chris Rock Support After Online Backlash From His Netflix Special
Chris Rock has finally broken his silence in regard to the infamous Slap Debate from last year’s Oscars during his life Netflix comedy special Chris Rock: Selective Outrage. And although he discussed many topics, everyone was awaiting how he would address Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith almost a year after that mess went down and just a week before the 2023 Oscars. And Chris went INNNNNNN. But of course, since he’s the last one to speak on the matter, Chris’ response was seen as too little too late by some. But he’s found help from his comedy friends D.L. Hughley and Leslie Jones who both offered their support by directly addressing Chris’ critics.
Well, we knew this day was coming because people wouldn’t shut up about it for the past year. Chris Rock has finally addressed the day his face became a personal handball court for Will Smith, and hold back; he did not. Many have been waiting for him to break his silence, but Chris knew the only way to speak on it was if there was a check involved. Netflix immediately responded with, “We got you Chris!” and thus his live comedy special Chris Rock: Selective Outrage was born. And, of course, during his time on stage, he addressed The Slap as well as the corny Dad joke he tossed at Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, that led to ten billion think pieces.
After laying down numerous jokes about Will Smith’s glorified roommate Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock got slapped by Will so hard it took him a whole year to retaliate. The New York Post says that now Chris is back and ready to live out his Carrie revenge fantasy with his new live and unedited Netflix special called Selective Outrage, which comes out this weekend. After all the countless commentaries, apologies, memes, and Red Table Talks, Chris is ready to use the slap for jokes for his Netflix special. Well, he did tell us that he wouldn’t talk about the slap unless he got paid.
I knew THIS moment would be coming after Will Smith started opening up about The Slap heard ’round the world in preparation for his upcoming film Emancipation and Oscar campaign. Will went on a brief apology tour over the summer, but he’s upping the ante with waterworks and a sweet story involving one of his family members during an interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show.
Billy Eichner may have seen this news and relaxed after calling out the Straights™ for not buying tickets to his gay romantic comedy Bros, which bombed at the box office. Because well, David O’Russell‘s Amsterdam bombed hard too. The star-studded film had a production budget of $80 million but only made $6.5 million at this past weekend’s box office. It did worse in theatres than Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.