Following Chris Rock’s Selective Outrage special on Netflix, Sunny Hostin chimes in to say that Will Smith has NO room to get upset about any of the comedian’s comments!
Will is reportedly “embarrassed and upset” about the Chris Rock special.
Hostin’s testimony came during Friday’s episode of The View, and the matter was brought up while the co-hosts chatted about recent reports that Will was allegedly hot and worried about Chris’s jokes.
When the comedy special aired, Chris punched Will and also took aim at Jada Pinkett Smith. As a result, reports of Will’s alleged reaction to the special began swirling, including an article in Entertainment Tonight that claimed the actor was “embarrassed and hurt” by Selective Outrage.
Despite this report, we should note that neither Will nor Jada have made any official public comment on the situation.
Sunny Hostin admits speculation: ‘He wasn’t the one who got hit’
Regarding the rumors that Will doesn’t particularly like Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, as well as other speculation about how stroke will be addressed at this year’s Academy Awards, Sunny Hostin says Smith only has to grapple with Chris’ answers.
After Sunny noted that Chris’ jokes “felt less retaliatory and more engaging,” Joy Behar pointed out that Will probably “wasn’t thinking.” [Chris] was easy for him.”
In return, Sunny unapologetically pointed out
“Well, he wasn’t the one who got hit.”
Amid audience applause, Hostin also cheekily noted that Chris ultimately made $40 million from the special, saying, “I think you could beat me for $40 million.”
“I don’t like violence, but I think you could beat me for $40 million.”
In other words, Sunny suggests that Will can’t be upset now that Chris is taking the time to address the slapping matter personally (and earning a pretty penny in the process!).
What do you think of the overall situation and do you agree with Sunny Hostin’s comment?