Comedian Chris Rock has once again stirred up controversy with his latest stand-up performance, "Chris Rock: Selective Outrage," which is available on the Netflix platform. This time, sources close to the Smith family are accusing Rock of being obsessed with Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Allegations of Obsession
According to sources close to PEOPLE, the comedian has been obsessed with the actress for over 30 years. The actress was reportedly shocked at how many times Rock called her a "whore" on his show.
The source stated, "Jada has had no part in all of this other than being heckled. Chris is obsessed with her and that's been going on for almost 30 years." The source also pointed out that Rock chose to film his Netflix special in Baltimore, the hometown of Jada Pinkett Smith, as evidence of his obsession.
The Criticism of Rock's Performance
Even before the premiere of his show, many fans criticized Chris Rock for his choice to film in Baltimore, a city that is associated with the actress, her husband Will Smith, and their past controversies.
The source added, "Look where he chose to film his Netflix special. Her hometown [of Baltimore]. Obsessed."
The Controversy over Jada Pinkett Smith
In his special, Rock also mocked Jada for a situation in 2015 when she asked him not to host the Oscars after Will was not nominated for his role in the movie "Concussion." The source stated, "Back in 2016 she helped start a movement with the Academy Awards by questioning why there are so few Black members, and Chris took it to this?"
The Tension between Rock and Will Smith
As a reminder, it's been almost a year since Will Smith calmly walked across the stage at the Oscars and slapped Rock, after the comedian made a joke about Jada's bald head.
In his special, Rock claimed that Jada deserved to be made fun of, saying, "I did some jokes about her. Who gives a f---? That's how it is: She starts it, I finish it. That's what the f--- happened. Nobody's pickin' on this bitch. She started this s---. Nobody was pickin' on her."
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