Chris Rock ‘should be proud’ of how he took Will Smith’s Oscars slap: Jimmy Kimmel

The 2016 Oscars may have been a controversial year in terms of diversity, and one of the biggest moments of the night was when Chris Rock took to the stage to address the issue head-on. As expected, the comedian had a lot to say about the lack of diversity within Hollywood and the Academy Awards. However, what really stood out was the way Rock responded to a joke made by Will Smith.

During the monologue, Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars. He said, “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited!” The joke received some laughs but Will Smith looked noticeably unimpressed. Later in the show, Will Smith took the stage to present an award and made a sly comment, saying, “I gotta say, Chris, you were great out there tonight.” The audience erupted in laughter, but it was clear that the comment was meant to be a bit of a slap in the face.

Despite this, Jimmy Kimmel believes that Chris Rock should be proud of how he handled Will Smith’s comment. Speaking on his own late-night talk show, Kimmel explained that he thought Rock’s response was perfect. He said, “That’s how you do it. You take that hit, you absorb it, you smile, and you move on. I think Chris should be proud of that moment. He came out of it looking great.”

Kimmel went on to praise Rock for his overall performance during the Oscars, noting that he had taken on the difficult task of addressing a serious topic in a humorous way. Kimmel said, “Look, Chris Rock was up there to do a job. That job was to open the show, make some jokes, and address the elephant in the room. I think he did a great job. It’s impossible to please everybody, but I thought he did what he could, and I think he did it well.”

Overall, it seems that most viewers appreciated Chris Rock’s efforts to address the issue of diversity at the Oscars. While some may have been offended by his jokes, it’s clear that he was trying to make a point and get people talking. And as for Will Smith’s comment, it’s great to see comedians taking these kinds of jabs in stride and moving on. In the end, it’s all about putting on a good show and making people laugh, and it seems that Chris Rock accomplished just that.






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