With his stand-up tour in New Jersey this weekend, it must have been tempting for Chris Rock to drop by his old stomping ground to talk about what happened with Will Smith at the Oscars a while ago. barely six days. But instead, it was left to “Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che to come to his defense. And they didn’t hold anything back.
“Intelligence officials say that Vladimir Putin is being misinformed by his advisers about the Russian military’s poor performance in Ukraine,” Jost began, diverting viewers, “which is a bit like Will’s agent Smith had told him, “You crushed him at the Oscars!”
Jost, who is married to Smith star Scarlett Johansson, later joked that the incident “was a shameful act that sets a terrible precedent for having to stand up for your wife at award shows”.
“During his acceptance speech, Will Smith said, ‘Love will make you do crazy things,'” Che added. “You know what else makes you do crazy things?” Crazy! But I understand where Will is coming from. I mean, you can’t expect him to just sit there and watch another man jump on his wife… without signing an NDA.
Che was even more pointed when he asked, “Can we stop pretending everyone knew Jada had alopecia? While we’ve heard about Jada and Will’s personal lives, you can’t expect us to take it all in. It’s like Kanye saying, “Don’t act like you don’t know I have psoriasis.”
“Just selfishly as a comedian, I’m tired of people putting their insecurities on our joking intentions,” he continued. “I mean, I can’t make a joke about the cold outside without someone yelling back, ‘Stop making fun of my little penis!'”
And finally, Che pointed out that Chris Rock “has been very public about his non-verbal learning disability, which means it’s difficult for him to understand non-verbal cues.”
“Kind of like when he saw an angry Will Smith charging towards him,” he explained, “instead of stepping away, he put both hands behind his back, smiled, and said, ‘ Uh oh. “”