Chris Rock's recent Netflix special, in which he criticized Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has been supported by comedians.
During his latest comedy special, "Selective Outrage," the 58-year-old comedian addressed the 2022 Academy Awards incident and launched into a rant about how Will Smith is frequently referred to as a derogatory term.
Amidst the sound of the roaring audience's laughter, Rock declares: "Y'all know what happened to me, getting smacked by 'Suge Smith'."
"I got smacked at the f***ing Oscars by this motherf**ker."
Furthermore, Rock expressed that the slap was indeed painful, but he did not shed tears over it since he does not consider himself a victim.
Additionally, the comedian discussed Jada Pinkett Smith's involvement with August Alsina and how she addressed the issue in an episode of her Facebook show, "Red Table Talk."
Within his portion of the show, he declares: "Will Smith practices selective outrage because everybody knows what the f**k happened."
"Everybody knows I had nothing to do with that s**t. I didn't have any entanglements."
Although Rock's remarks have faced criticism on social media, fellow comedian Bill Bellamy, famous for his appearances on Russell Simmons' Def Jam Comedy, came to Rock's defense.
During an interview with TMZ Live, the 57-year-old comedian stated that Rock utilized his special as a platform to vent his anguish rather than to maliciously target the celebrity couple.
He said: "He was expressing his pain? You know, I feel like he was embarrassed in front of everybody, and it was an unfortunate situation, you know?"
He added: "I think as a comedian, he used his power to get his voice across and how he felt about it. He [Rock] said, you know, he got a concussion from the situation, and he was embarrassed, and he didn't do anything for a whole year."
The media platform also conducted an interview with comedian Jeff Dye, who was a finalist on the sixth season of the NBC show, Last Comic Standing.
The 40-year-old comedian criticized those who were denouncing Rock's special.
He said: "I think anybody that upset at Chris Rock after he got assaulted is insane. That's insane. "
Additionally, the comedian commented that the celebrity couple should consider themselves fortunate that Rock opted not to press charges against them.
Dye continued: "He did great jokes after getting slapped in front of everyone. That's another part I should add, I've been beaten before, and it's pretty humiliating."
"If it was on the biggest stage in show business and everyone was commenting the next day….that's like the most humiliating thing."