I would hate to be a comedian in 2022.
Since the late 90s, I am sure there have been thousands if not millions of jokes told about OJ Simpson on the comedy circuit. It is all they joked about for a good decade after his case, but now in 2022 an OJ joke will get you canceled.
You wonder why comedians don’t allow phones in their shows anymore.
Chris Rock is the latest to have a joke taken way too seriously and be “canceled”.
Chris Rock has the Internet up in arms over a joke he made comparing his possible return to The Oscars with Nicole Brown Simpson’s vicious murder.
Rock performed Sunday in Phoenix where he reportedly told the audience coming back to host the 2023 Oscars would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson to go back to the restaurant where she ate before she was brutally murdered in 1994.
Some people on social media have accused Rock of being misogynistic and cracking jokes at the expense of a woman, similar to the criticism he got for the Jada Pinkett joke. Others on social believe Will should have slapped Chris harder.
This was all in regard to Rock saying he wouldn’t be used as a pawn and host the 2023 Oscars just to help their ratings.
Chris Rock, the comedian who was famously slapped by actor Will Smith during the 2022 Academy Awards, said during his Sunday night show in Phoenix that he was asked to host next year’s award ceremony, an invitation he said he refused.
Rock also said during his show at Arizona Financial Theatre in downtown Phoenix that he had been offered the chance to do a Super Bowl commercial, but profanely said he refused that as well.
Rock compared returning to the Oscars like returning to the scene of a crime, referencing the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, whose ex-wife’s killing began with her leaving a pair of eyeglasses at an Italian restaurant.
Rock said returning to the award ceremony would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson “to go back to the restaurant.”
The slap during the March ceremony was referenced briefly and early during the comedian’s approximately 90-minute show on Sunday, though the sold-out crowd seemed primed to hear him address it.
As Rock mentioned how a person could get famous for being a victim, someone in the crowd shouted, “Talk about it.”
Rock said that the hit from Smith hurt, referencing how Smith had played the boxer Muhammad Ali in a movie.
“He’s bigger than me,” Rock said. “The state of Nevada would not sanction a fight between me and Will Smith.”
This is just the world we live in.
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