Sunny Hostin Argues Will Smith Can’t Be Mad At Chris Rock Jokes
On the heels of Chris Rock’s Selective Outrage special on Netflix, Sunny Hostin is chiming in to say that Will Smith has NO room to be upset about any of the comedian’s comments!
Reports Say Will Is ‘Embarrassed & Upset’ Over The Chris Rock Special
Hostin’s statement came during Friday’s episode of The View, and the matter was brought up while the co-hosts were chit-chatting about recent reports on Will allegedly being hot and bothered over Chris’ jokes.
When the comedy special aired, Chris slammed Will and also took aim at Jada Pinkett Smith. As a result, reports began swirling about Will’s supposed reaction to the special, including an Entertainment Tonight article that alleged the actor was “embarrassed and hurt” by Selective Outrage.
In spite of this report, we should note that neither Will nor Jada has issued an official public comment on the situation.
Sunny Hostin Acknowledges The Speculation: ‘He Wasn’t The One That Got Slapped’
Regarding the rumors about Will not being too fond of Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, as well as other speculation as to how the slap incident will be addressed at this year’s Academy Awards, Sunny Hostin says Smith just has to deal with Chris’ responses.
After Sunny notes that Chris’ jokes “felt less retaliatory and more responsive,” Joy Behar pointed out that Will likely “didn’t think [Chris] was easy on him.”
In turn, Sunny unapologetically pointed out,
“Well, he wasn’t the one that got slapped.”
Amid audience applause, Hostin also cheekily noted that Chris ultimately made $40M off of the special, saying, “I think you could slap me for $40 million.”
“I don’t like violence, but I think you could slap me for $40 million.”
In other words, Sunny suggests that Will can’t be upset now that Chris is taking the time to personally address the slapping matter (all while making a pretty penny, too!)
What are your thoughts on the overall situation, and do you agree with Sunny Hostin’s commentary?