‘He didn't Will Smith him’: Internet divided as Tom Brady seemingly gets rude with Jeff Ross over Robert Kraft joke

‘He didn't Will Smith him’: Internet divided as Tom Brady seemingly gets rude with Jeff Ross over Robert Kraft joke
Tom Brady and comedian Jeff Ross reportedly had an awkward interaction on Netflix's ‘Greatest Roast of All Time' (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fanatics and Elyse Jankowski/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Tom Brady and comedian Jeff Ross reportedly had an awkward interaction on Sunday, May 5, as they participated in Netflix‘s live special of ‘Greatest Roast of All Time'.

The show was hosted by Kevin Hart while Ross served as the roastmaster, Variety reported.


 
 
 
 
 
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Jeff Ross roasts Tom Brady

The 58-year-old comedian recalled the time when Tom Brady was picked as 199th overall in the NFL Draft.

Ross began, “He sat there for days, waiting and waiting, and then you were finally picked in the sixth round when Bill Belichick’s dog stepped on the keyboard by accident.”

The actor then went on to mention the moment when the 46-year-old athlete introduced himself to Robert Kraft, the CEO of the New England Patriots.


 
 
 
 
 
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He reportedly said, “Tom became a Patriot, moved up to New England, and on the first day of training camp, that scrawny rookie famously walked into the owner Robert Kraft's office and said, I'm the greatest decision your organization has ever made... would you like a massage.”

Tom Brady seemingly took offense at Jeff Ross’ joke

Though the joke led to huge laughter from audience members, Brady did not seem to enjoy it.

He even went to the podium where Ross was standing and told him, “Don't say that s**t again.”

(L-R) Tony Hinchcliffe, Jeff Ross and Nikki Glaser speak onstage during G.R.O.A.T The Greatest Roast Of All Time: Tom Brady for the Netflix is a Joke Festival at The Kia Forum on May 05, 2024, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)
(L-R) Tony Hinchcliffe, Jeff Ross, and Nikki Glaser speak onstage during 'GROAT The Greatest Roast Of All Time: Tom Brady' for the 'Netflix is a Joke' festival at The Kia Forum on May 5, 2024, in Inglewood, California (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)

Ross then replied, “OK, OK. He’s having fun, look at him. I love what you do for the Jews, Robert Kraft. You’re incredible.”

As per reports, the message during Ross’ set referred to a 2019 scandal involving Kraft in which he was pressed with a misdemeanor charge for soliciting prostitution.

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with owner Robert Kraft (Getty Images)

He was allegedly caught engaging in sexual acts with women and giving them money.

Robert Kraft shared an apology

In March 2019, he even issued a statement, reportedly saying, “I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans, and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”

“Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing. The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being,” Kraft noted.

He added, “…As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words, but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and respect.”

However, in 2020, Kraft was cleared of the charge.

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO - JULY 07: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Dana Blumberg walk to a mor
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with his wife Dana Blumberg (Getty Images)

Internet has mixed responses to Jeff Ross' joke

Meanwhile, people on the internet have reacted to Tom Brady’s response to Ross’ joke.

A social media user tweeted, “Tom Brady wasn't a fan of this Robert Kraft joke... Felt like a near Will Smith moment.”



 

But another user disagreed as they commented, “I think Brady was just participating in the joke. He didn't Will Smith him, he was smiling the whole time.”



 

One individual wrote, “Damn that was awkward. Jeff Ross is funny as hell but that was real awkward.”



 

Another shared, “I gotta be honest watching this I never got close to the opinion that he was going to hit him lmao, which is what a Will Smith moment would be.”



 

One social media user added, “I guess that massage joke ‘rubbed’ Brady the wrong way lol.”



 

One person said, “I would consider it a low blow to Tom.  Even if some people think the joke was on Kraft.”



 



 



 

“Staged, rehearsed, choreographed,” another tweet read.

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