Chris Rock reacts to the infamous Oscar slap
Chris Rock is still not saying how he feels about getting slapped by Will Smith, but he is still making jokes about the incident.
The comedian was on stage in Atlanta on Friday night as part of his “Chris Rock Ago Death World Tour,” with Smith posting a nearly six-minute video saying he felt “deeply hurt” for slapping Rock during the Academy Awards in March. Regrets”. .com report.
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The Rock has subtly approved of Thappad in a comedy show in a few months, but he hasn’t addressed it publicly for a long time. He took the same stance during his performance on Friday.
“Everyone is trying to be a victim. If everyone claims to be the victim, no one will listen to the real victims,” Rock said.
The comedian said, “Even as I was being smooched by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I had kids.”
He later quipped, “Whoever says hurtful words is never punched in the face.”
After joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair, Smith took to the stage and hit Rock, who suffers from alopecia.
In the video posted to his social media accounts, a grim Smith begins with a message on the screen: “Over the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of thoughtful and personal work…. You asked a lot of unbiased questions that I wanted to take some time to answer,” it reads.
Smith sighs as he offers his thoughts about a controversy that has made headlines around the world and tarnished his image.
He explains why he didn’t apologize to The Rock during his Oscar win acceptance speech for Best Actor in “King Richard.”
“I was fogged out by that point,” he says. “It’s all fuzzy.”
Smith says he has tried to contact The Rock, but he has indicated that he is unwilling to speak and will contact him when he is.
“So I’ll tell you Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.
Smith also apologized to Rock’s family, which included his mother, family, and his brother, Tony Rock, who starred in the 2007 sitcom “All of Us” created by Smith.
“We had a great relationship,” Smith says. “Tony Rock was my man and it’s probably irreplaceable.”
Smith also apologized to his wife, his children and his fellow Academy Award nominees.
“Disappointing people is my central trauma. I hate when I disappoint people so it hurts,” he said.
Smith also directed a message to his supporters, stating that he is “committed to bringing light and love and joy to the world.
“If you stay I promise we’ll be friends again,” he concluded.
The Academy has approved Smith by banning him from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years. Smith also issued an apology on Instagram in March, calling his behavior “unacceptable and unforgivable.”