Will Smith ‘embarrassed and damage’ by Chris Rock’s Netflix special

The actor, 54, received a 10-year ban from the prestigious award note after striking Rock across the face during last year’s ceremony for making an insensitive joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from the autoimmune disease alopecia, which causes hair loss.

Rock has now used the incident as a basis for his latest stand-up special with the streaming giant, which dropped a week before this year’s Academy Awards is due to seize area.

The current material in Chris Rock: Selective Outrage also includes other stinging remarks about Smith and his wife, including her extramarital affair with August Alsina.

The couple both discussed the actress’s “entanglement” during an episode of her Facebook note Red Table Talk back in 2020.

The moment Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars

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A source told Entertainment Tonight that Smith has been deeply affected by the Netflix note and has called for Rock to “let it disappear”.

Despite reportedly being damage and embarrassed, the outlet claims Smith is yet to actually watch Rock’s special and has instead been informed of its content by those who acquire.

According to the Daily letter, the whole thing could acquire been avoided if Smith had simply apologised directly to Rock.

A source close to Rock told the publication: “Chris never got a one-on-one private apology from Will, only the public one which really meant nothing.”

The insider went on to reveal the publication that Rock’s decision to rehash the scandal in his Netflix note had nothing to execute with seeking revenge.

It was a way for the comedian to “secure it all out” and “be done with it”.