At a recent stand-up performance, the comedian also made fun of being “smacked by Suge Smith.”
Chris Rock’s stand-up performances are how he’s responding to getting slapped at the Oscars—and perhaps Will Smith’s most recent apology—until he takes a seat at the Red Table.
After disappearing from the public eye for several months, the “King Richard” star apologized in a video that was released just hours later. The comedian then performed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as part of his Ego Death world tour.
Chris Rock Has A Message About Playing The ‘Victim’ After Will Smith Apology Video
According to People, Chris Rock did not specifically address Smith’s moving six-minute film, but he did convey the message that “everyone is trying to be a f**king victim.”
“If everyone declares himself to be a victim, the actual victims won’t be heard. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith,” he said, referring to the co-founder of Death Row Records Marion “Suge” Knight, who is currently serving a 28-year term for the murder of a man. “I went to work the following day; I have children.”
Rock continued by saying, in reference to “cancel culture,” “Anyone who thinks words hurt has never been hit in the face.”
Since Will Smith attacked the stage during the Oscars ceremony in March, Chris Rock has been reluctant to tell his side of the tale. The comedian made an offensive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head before handing out an award. Jada has openly discussed her alopecia.
Will Smith, on the other hand, has been more open. In a recent video, the actor responded to a number of inquiries on the historic incident, including whether he had contacted Chris Rock, who he said was “not ready to chat.”
Smith said of his memory of the night, “It’s all blurry.” “I’m going to apologize to you, Chris. I’m available to speak with you anytime you’re ready, and my behavior was inappropriate.
He also addressed the rumors that his wife played a part in the tragedy.
He claimed, “I made a decision on my own, based on my own experiences, and my history with Chris. “Jada had nothing to do with it. I apologize, baby.
The actor also expressed regret to his family, his fellow nominees, and the general public and said that after months of thought, he is still “trying to be apologetic without being ashamed” of his deeds.
People disappointing me is my primary trauma. I detest disappointing people, he declared. “It psychologically and emotionally bothers me to know that I didn’t live up to people’s expectations of me.”
The actor abruptly left the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shortly after the Oscars ceremony, and the organization has since prohibited him from going to the ceremony and other related events for the following ten years.
According to Deadline, Smith will likely come under greater scrutiny when “Emancipation,” the filmmaker Antoine Fuqua’s follow-up to “Training Day,” opens “later this year or early next year.” The film’s release was reportedly postponed because of the controversy surrounding the slap.