Chris Rock called out over Will Smith career inaccuracy in new Netflix special joke
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People have called out Chris Rock over getting one of Will Smith's movies wrong during his Netflix special where he addressed 'slapgate'.
The comedian absolutely did not hold back during the Netflix show Selective Outrage, where he tore into Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship and spoke about the infamous slap he received at the Oscars.
When joking about the slap Rock quipped that he definitely felt the Smith's hit and brought up some of the Hollywood star's movie roles as proof that one of them was an action star and the other a funny guy.
He said: "I know you can't tell on camera - Will Smith is significantly bigger than me. We are not the same size, okay? Will Smith does movies with his shirt off. You've never seen me do a movie with my shirt off.
"If I'm in a movie getting open heart surgery, I've got on a sweater. Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in a movie."
The comedian went on to compare some of their other roles, but people have picked up on a bit of an error he made when he said 'even in animated movies, I'm a zebra, he’s a f**king shark'.
This is a reference to the 2004 movie Shark Tale, and people were quick to point out that Rock had forgotten which animal Smith was in that movie, with the comedian having committed the cardinal sin of getting a piece of movie trivia wrong.
Someone said their main take away from Selective Outrage was that Rock 'thinks Will Smith played a shark in Shark Tale', while a second couldn't believe 'Chris Rock ain't never seen Shark Tale omg'.
Another said Rock 'should be so embarrassed' not to have remembered which animal Smith played in a movie from almost 20 years ago.
Now, getting into discussions over which animated character would win in a fight may seem a bit silly but we don't think it's outlandish to suggest that Marty the Zebra from Madagascar would absolutely destroy Oscar the Fish.
Zebras aren't the best fighting animal but in a fair fight (where the zebra doesn't drown and the fish doesn't die from being out of the water) that contest is only going one way.
Now, if Smith had been playing a shark then that would have been an entirely different kettle of fish.
Some people were disappointed with Selective Outrage for reasons other than Rock forgetting which animal Smith played in a movie about a fish fighting a shark as they thought the stand up show was rather 'meh'.
Others loved it, declaring that 'Chris Rock just killed Will Smith onstage' and saved special praise for the ending which they thought was 'the realest thing we heard so far this year'.