Chris Rock Finally Addresses That Will Smith Oscars Slap
Chris Rock is coming up for the first time four months after Will Smith smacked him in front of the entire world and a star-studded Oscars audience.
During a stand-up performance over the weekend, the comedian, who chose to treat the now-famous slap with humor and declined to file a complaint against Smith, cracked a joke about it.
Rock performed on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday as part of the Only Headliners Allowed comedy tour, which also featured Dave Chappelle as an unexpected special guest. A source informed Entertainment Tonight that during his performance, Rock “made a joke about Will during a segment on “cancel culture,” joking that “anyone who believes words hurt has never been struck in the face.”
Rock hasn’t discussed The Slap in public until the show, despite earlier hints that he would be making jokes about it once he had processed what had happened.
Days after the 2022 Oscars, at the end of March, Rock sold out his stand-up concert and was greeted with a standing ovation.
The star at the time asked the crowd, winking, “How was your weekend?” “If you came to hear about what happened, I don’t have a lot to say about it, but I did write an entire show about it before this weekend. I’m still figuring out what happened. I’ll thus eventually talk about that garbage. And it’ll be both serious and humorous.”
Since his behavior at the Oscars, Smith has remained out of the public eye and has been prohibited from attending any Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events for the following ten years.