He would’ve gone for the jugular.
After Will Smith infamously smacked Chris Rock on the 2022 Oscars, Twitter debated whether the incident would’ve happened if Ricky Gervais was in Rock’s footwear. Effectively, the comedian just lately weighed in, claiming he wouldn’t have mocked Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss as Rock had carried out — however moderately would’ve focused her open relationship.
Whereas performing in London, the 60-year-old “Afterlife” creator stated, “I’ll get it out of the best way. I’ve not obtained any Will Smith materials,” per the Mirror.
After all, Gervais was referring to the incident that occurred at Sunday’s Academy Awards, when the 53-year-old Greatest Actor winner smacked Rock, 57, after the comic made a bald joke about Jada, who’s been open about her ongoing battle with alopecia.
“I trended when that occurred and I used to be not even there,” added the “The Workplace” mastermind, who has hosted the Golden Globes 5 occasions however by no means the Oscars. “Individuals had been going ‘What would have occurred if Ricky Gervais had been doing it (internet hosting Oscars)?’”
Then he dropped the bombshell.
“Effectively, nothing as I’d not have made a joke about his spouse’s hair,” stated Gervais. “I’d have made a joke about her boyfriend.”
The comic was seemingly referring to 50-year-old Jada’s “entanglement” with a lot youthful R&B singer August Alsina, 29, who had claimed that he had an intense affair with the actress. After years of rumors surrounding the seemingly sordid act, Will admitted in September that he and his spouse had been in an open relationship.
Nevertheless, Gervais did appear to poke enjoyable on the hair joke following the Academy Award smack when he retweeted an old bit on alopecia from “The Office.”
Many social media customers appeared to agree with Gervais, questioning why the “Hancock” actor would strike a comic over a joke — and never a person who was bedding his accomplice.
“You’ll be able to f–okay my spouse, however hold her title out yo mouth,” mocked one Twitter user.
“Will Smith’s marriage is open to EVERYTHING besides jokes,” jibed conservative commentator CJ Pearson on Twitter.
This isn’t the primary time Gervais has teased what he’d say if he had been to host the Academy Awards. Earlier this week, the Emmy Winner posted a scathing mock Oscars speech on Twitter.
“I’d begin with “Hiya. I hope this present helps cheer up the strange individuals watching at house,” the comic sniped. “If you happen to’re unemployed for instance, take some consolation in the truth that even when you had a job, your wage in all probability wouldn’t be as a lot because the goody bag all of the actors have simply been given.”