This Thursday, Sirius XM host Megyn Kelly slammed Will Smith after the actor insinuated he was “hurt” and “embarrassed” by a recent Chris Rock's most recent comedy special ‘Selective Outrage. ‘As the DC Enquirer reported, Rock's special attacked Smith for his “oscar slap” moment and poked fun at Will Smith's family life.
“Dude,” Kelly tweeted, replying to a New York Post article that stated, “Will Smith was left 'embarrassed and hurt' over Chris Rock’s comments in his latest Netflix special which reignited the controversy, according to a new report.”
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 9, 2023
Indeed, while Smith himself has yet to watch the special, he contends the jokes used by Rock in the special were “below the belt.”
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“Will is also upset that Netflix was a part of this and thinks Chris insulting Jada again is below the belt,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “He is upset that Netflix gave Chris this platform to share these messages and thinks it’s distasteful.”
Megyn Kelly herself is no stranger when it comes to the Chris Rock-Will Smith drama. While the incident happened in March of last year, it has been in the public mind ever since and the Rock comedy special has only renewed the controversy.
As the DC Enquirer reported, Kelly commented on the incident during a December episode of “the Megyn Kelly Show, saying, “I don’t give a s***. You assaulted a guy and humiliated him who was just standing there doing his job for what? For nothing. To boost your own ego. So [I] don’t really care about your self-analysis, or how hard it’s been for you to forgive yourself. I just want you to be humble.”
Kelly continued, adding, “What I object to is this Hollywood elitist multimillionaire… You’re no better than anybody else. In fact, you appear to be quite worse than a lot of the people who are out there digging ditches every day and driving buses every day. And despite the fact that they’ve had a s*** ton of childhood trauma, don’t go around abusing other people!”