Chris Rock skrev i lördags historia som den första att leda ett livestreamat event på Netflix. Hans stand up-special “Selective Outrage” var ett heldagsevent med gäster som Ice-T, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart och Paul McCartney. Han inledde sitt set på The Hippodrome Theatre i Baltimore med att adressera Oscars-incidenten med Will Smith.

“I’m going to try to do a show tonight without offending nobody. I’m going to try my best, because you never know who might get triggered. People always say words hurt … anybody who says words hurt has never been punched in the face”, sa han.

Chris Rock fortsatte att återkomma till situationen under programmets gång:

“You all know what happened to me, getting smacked by Suge Smith. It still hurts. I got ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears. But I’m not a victim, baby. You’ll never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying … I took that hit like Pacquiao.”

Han hann tackla en rad ämnen under sin historiska stand up-special – från abort till Kardashian-familjen – men han fokuserade extra mycket på begreppen “wokeness” och “selective outrage”.

“I have no problem with the wokeness. I have no problem with it at all. I’m all for social justice. I’m all for marginalized people getting their rights. The thing I have a problem with is the selective outrage”, sa Chris Rock och fortsatte:

“You know what i’m talking about. One person does something, they get canceled. Somebody else does the exact same thing, nothing. You know what I’m talking about … the kind of people who play Michael Jackson songs but won’t play R. Kelly. Same crime, one of them just has better songs.”

Den livestreamade Netflix-specialen sändes 04.00 den 5 mars svensk tid.

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