Ever since his incident with Will Smith at the Oscars 2022, Chris Rock hasn’t made any official statement on the same. However, he has finally responded to whatever happened, and now, his statement has grabbed headlines all over social media. Previously, the comedian had talked about it in a stand-up comedy show after the incident while stating that he is yet to process whatever happened. The latest that we know is that Rock did comment on the incident in one of his recent shows.
Chris Rock responds!
According to the Desert Sun, Chis Rock recently joked about Will Smith slapping him at the Oscars during a show in Fantasy Springs. Here is what the comedian said, “I’m OK, I have a whole show and I’m not talking about [the Will Smith incident] until I get paid. Life is good. I got my hearing back.” This statement of Rock has been published in The Independent. It is the first time that Chris Rock has talked about the incident in so many days.
Details of the incident
The 94th Academy Awards witnessed a tense situation when Chris Rock commented on Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. He also compared her to G.I. Jane 2. This did not go well with Smith, who then walked up to the stage and hit the comedian. Later, he came back to his seat and warned Rock not to take his wife’s name. The entire incident shocked everyone. Later, the Academy took action against Will Smith by banning him from attending the Oscars for a period of 10 years.
As published in the Indian Express, the Academy said, “The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year. However, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.”
Will Smith’s apology
The Aladdin actor publicly apologized to Chris Rock days after the Oscars incident on social media. He also stated that violence in any form is not acceptable in any form and that he is still learning. It was days after his apology that the Academy banned him from attending the Academy Awards for ten years. The actor has readily accepted the punishment. He had earlier received the best actor award for his role in King Richard.
Check out his public apology below.
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Jada Pinkett Smith’s condition
Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, suffers from a condition called alopecia. In simple words, it refers to the loss of hair from the scalp or any other parts of the body. The actress has been quite open about her condition and has been keeping her hair short for the past few years owing to the same.