David Spade says Kate Middleton should have slapped son Louis 'to help' Chris Rock
David Spade has joked that Kate Middleton slapping son Louis at the Jubilee celebration for his behavior would have helped Chris Rock shrug off the Oscars slap. The comedian was in conversation with Mike Tyson on his podcast 'Hotboxin'', and jokingly suggested that Kate would have redirected the spotlight from Rock had she slapped Prince Louis during the Platinum Jubilee because of his ridiculous behavior.
Spade claimed that the 4-year-old prince was the one who truly deserved to be slapped. The comedian said, "Her kid, who's like 3, is being kind of a d***, you know, making faces and telling her to shut up and everything. I thought, it would help Chris so much if she slapped the kid."
The 'Tommy Boy' star said that Middleton would have delivered "the slap heard around the world," and Chris Rock's slap would have been overshadowed. The 'Grown Ups' co-star continued, "He would love to get that off the books. To just have Kate go *makes slapping sounds*… even backhand I'd be fine with."
Rock, 57, and Spade have maintained their friendship since co-starring on 'Saturday Night Live' in the 1990s. Spade had defended Rock on social media shortly after Will Smith smacked him for making a joke at the Academy Awards about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
One Twitter user questioned him on why Rock had phrased the incident as a "GI Jane joke" rather than "a joke about a woman with alopecia". "Because comedians don't have a medical chart for everyone in the audience," Spade shot back in response.
Because comedians don’t have a medical chart for everyone in the audience. https://t.co/XzZcy9ITqq— David Spade (@DavidSpade) March 29, 2022
Since the incident, Rock has stated explicitly that he's not in a hurry to make amends with Smith, who last week created a moving video in which he apologized to him in public. "I reached out to Chris, and the message that came back is he's not ready to talk, but when he is, he will reach out," Will Smith stated in the video.
"I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk," Smith concluded. In spite of his refusal to talk with the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' actor, the stand-up comic has recently used the incident as content for some of his comedic performances.
Rock has compared him to Suge Knight, former Death Row Records executive who is presently in prison for running over and killing a man in 2015. Rock made the comparison at a recent performance in Atlanta. "Everybody is trying to be a f****** victim," Rock joked. "If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith... I went to work the next day, I got kids. Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face."