Then it’s down to business
Rock lashes out much more meanly towards the actor regarding his motivation for the bell. This is also one of the reasons why he called his program “Selective Outrage”, i.e. “selected outrage”. It was not the shallow joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s (51) bald head that led to her husband’s outburst of anger and violence. But – according to Rock – the fact that Jada had previously spoken publicly about an infidelity and also talked to her husband about it on her show “Red Table Talk”.
Rock’s blunt words: “His wife did it with her son’s boyfriend. Normally I wouldn’t mention that crap […] We’ve all been betrayed, everyone in this room has been betrayed. But none of us were then interviewed on TV by the person who betrayed us. She hurt him a lot worse than he hurt me.”
Smith was then pulled through the cocoa everywhere in the US media – for example on “The View,” “The Talk,” “The Breakfast Club” or “Drink Champs”. Rock is sure that he had to pay the bill for all the scorn on the said Oscar night: “Everyone called him a ‘bitch’ and who does he hit for it? Me.”