There is a saying that revenge is a dish best served cold. Chris Rock’s revenge on Will Smith was served cold, almost one year later from when Will Smith walked up on stage at the Oscars and slapped him.
The entire world was waiting on a response from Chris Rock after Will Smith walked up on stage and slapped him at the Oscars last year for making a GI Jane joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair or lack of it.
Everyone wanted to know why he did not respond by slapping him back, by having Will Smith arrested, by suing him etc. Chris Rock did none of the above.
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Chris Rock waited until he was ready to take his revenge
People started flocking to his comedy shows to hear what he had to say about the slap heard around the world. Nothing.
All he said was he would talk when he is ready.
He probably received hundreds of invitations to tell his story but like he said he refused to play the victim by going on Oprah or Gail King and telling his victim story.
What he did was to wait almost a year from the date of the incident and make himself millions from a Netflix special recorded live in the process!
And everyone tuned in to watch after all we had waited a long time. And we were not disappointed. It was brilliance from start to finish.
Chris Rock’s Revenge: He did not keep Will’s Wife name out of his mouth
Will Smith told Chris Rock after he slapped him to keep his F**king wife name out of his mouth so, Chris Rock’s revenge, was to continually speak her name. Chris Rock responded by going hard with her name in his mouth and Will Smith cannot do a thing about it. He called Jada Pinkett Smith a predator for F**king her sons friend, he called her a Bitch and said that she started the fight by saying he should boycott the Oscar’s a few years back because Will Smith was not nominated for an Oscar for the movie Concussion.
Will Smith continued the fight by walking on stage and slapping Chris Rock apparently he was triggered by the first joke, so now Chris Rock says he is finishing the fight.
According to Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith chose to put their business on Red Table Talk to get ratings and in the process emasculating her man by making him a laughing stock of the entertainment world.
Here is what people are saying about Chris Rock’s revenge
Stephan A Smith on his Know Mercy podcast made a point as to why? He agreed with Chris Rock’s revenge, he said it was his right. He also said Jada Pinkett Smith does not need the money, or the fame. She has had a successful career and her husband until that point was well respected in his industry.
So What are the, Life lessons, we can learn from this beef between Chris Rock and the Smith’s?
Here are 3 Life lessons I want you all to be aware of:
- Don’t react to an injustice, instead respond after you have had time to think about it. If Chris Rock had reacted he won’t be making millions from a Netflix special.
- The Lord says revenge is mine, but if you must seek revenge, then don’t just destroy the other person, build yourself up in the process. While Will Smith’s fame sank like an anchor on a ship, Chris Rock was selling out his shows. Chris Rock’s revenge, could also be tarnishing the name of Will Smith forever.
- Finally, the Bible teaches those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. The Smith family has a lot of stuff going on and they chose to share everything on Red Table Talk, so that means they live in a glass house. Everybody can see inside. So, if you throw stones and someone throws one back, then it will break your glass windows and doors and sometimes the damage is so severe that you can’t build it back. I think that was, Chris Rock’s revenge, on the Smith’s was so complete that they may never recover from this insult. He threw rocks that they let the world see and he used it to embarrass them both. Be careful what you share.
Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of 5 min Fridays with coach Myrna