Viewers call out Chris Rock over inaccuracy about Will Smith

Chris Rock has been fact checked over inaccuracy about Will Smith’s career during the comedian’s Netflix stand-up special.

The comedian made history this weekend as he performed Netflix’s first ever live-streamed set on Saturday (4 March) but as the Standard points out, viewers have pointed out an error in the much talked about special.

Tagged Selective Outrage, it contained a number of notable moments, including Rock addressing the time he was slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars.

But what’s causing the new outrage is what Chris Rock said about films they both started in.

“I played Pookie [in 1991’s New Jack City]. Even in animated movies, I’m a zebra, he’s a f***ing shark. I got hit so hard, I heard ‘Summertime’ ringing in my ears,” said Rock.

The comedian was referring to his voiceover role as Marty the zebra in the Madagascar franchise, and Smith’s part in the 2004 film Shark Tale.

Fans, however, were quick to point out that Smith’s character Oscar is not a shark, but a bluestreak cleaner wrasse fish.

“He clearly needs to rewatch Shark Tale,” one person wrote on Twitter, among many other commenters.


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