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WATCH: Chris Rock roasts Meghan Markle, Will Smith, and wokeness in new Netflix special



“I’m going to try to do a show tonight without offending nobody,” Rock said as he began his stand-up act. “I’m going to try to do my best because you never know who might get triggered.”

Just a minute into his stand-up, he took a shot at actor Will Smith, who infamously slapped him during the 94th Academy Awards last March for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

“You know how people say ‘words hurt?’” Rock said. “Anybody who ever says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face!”

Rock then slammed wokeness in the modern workplace.

“In the old days, if someone just wanted your job, they just worked harder than you. Now, if somebody wants your job, they just wait for you to say some dumb s**t,” the comedian said.


Rock added, “I have no problem with wokeness. I’m all for social justice and all for marginalized people getting their rights. The thing I have a problem with is the selective outrage.”

The comedian then ripped the hypocrisy of cancel culture and selective outrage.

“That s**t she went through was not racism. It was just some was in-law s**t!”


“One person does something, and you get canceled. Somebody does the exact same thing, and nothing!” he said. “You know the kind of people who play Michael Jackson songs but won’t play R. Kelly? Same crime but one of them just got better songs.”

The comedian then slammed woke righteous, Apple iPhones, and China.

“Motherf***ers typing out woke a** tweets on a phone made by child slaves,” Rock quipped.

Rock slammed businesses for “not even telling you about the product” and instead marketing “how much charity they do” to consumers.

“We give back. We don’t even like the money,” he mocked corporate catchphrases.


He went on to give the example of the athletic clothing store Lululemon putting up signs against racism and discrimination in their store windows.

“Who gives a f***? You’re just selling yoga pants,” said Rock.

Rock mocked Duchess Meghan Markle for her claims that the royal family was racist.


“‘Oprah, they’re so racist they wanted to know how brown the baby was going to be’,” Rock joked. “I’m like, ‘That’s not racist because even black people want to know how brown the baby going to be.”

Rock then spent several minutes of his show addressing Will Smith’s attack on him last year.

“Will Smith practices selective outrage because everyone that knows what happened, everybody that really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that s***. I didn’t have any entanglements,” he said. “His wife was f***** her son’s friend.”


Not all reviews of Rock’s performance Saturday night were positive. USA Today writer Kelly Lawler gave a brutal review calling him “a sad old man yelling at clouds in live Netflix special.”

“Perhaps Chris Rock should have titled his new Netflix standup special, ‘Get Off My Lawn.’” Lawler wrote in her review. “He’s crotchety. He’s mean. He’s predictable and boring.”

“Rock, like many of the biggest comedians of Generation X, started sounding like the guy at the end of the block screaming about kids,” she wrote.