Chris Rock breaks silence after Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars

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Chris Rock breaks silence after Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars

Chris Rock breaks silence after Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars
Chris Rock breaks silence after Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars

After being struck across the face by Will Smith, Chris Rock has finally spoken up.

Will stormed the stage at the Oscars on Sunday night and hit Chris, who had made a bald joke about his alopecia-suffering wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

During a comedy show in Boston this evening, Chris addressed the situation, telling the crowd that he is still “processing” what happened.

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The comedian suggested that he would make a witty joke on the incident later, but he went on with his program without saying much about it.

“I don’t have a bunch of s*** to say about [the event], so if you came here expecting that…,” Chris addressed the audience this evening. I used to have

Chris had addressed Jada in the audience at the Oscars, telling her that he was looking forward to seeing her in the sequel to GI Jane.

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He was referring to Demi Moore, who famously shaved her head in preparation for the part.

 

After being diagnosed with alopecia, Jada shaved her head and was plainly not amused by Chris’ joke.

While she and Will did both initially laugh, her face soon dropped and she looked upset about her condition being the butt of the joke.

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It was in that moment that Will stormed onto the stage and slapped Chris across the face.

As he returned to his seat, Chris said: “Wow, wow, Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me.”

Will then shouted at Chris: “Keep my wife’s name out your f***ing mouth.”

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As Chris insisted he was just making a joke, Will repeated himself, raising his voice, and Chris told him: “I’m going to, okay.”

It was just moments later that Will was back on stage to accept his Oscar.

During his acceptance, he tearfully apologised for what had happened, saying: “I want to apologise to the Academy, I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees.”

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He added: “This is a beautiful moment and I’m not crying for winning an award, it’s not about winning an award for me, it’s about being able to shine a light on all of the people.

 

 

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“Art imitates life, I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams, but love will make you do crazy things.”

He went on to pay tribute to his mother and family, before adding: “Thank you for this honour, thank you for this moment…I hope the Academy invites me back.”

Will later appeared to shrug off the incident when he responded to critics who had left comments on his Instagram post.

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After seeing the backlash, Will seemed to suggest that he wasn’t taking the whole thing too seriously by commenting: “You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere!!”

He was referring to his hometown of Philadelphia and Jada’s hometown of Baltimore.

His comment was added to a video that he’d captioned: “Me ‘n @jadapinkettsmith got all dressed up to choose chaos”.

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As he arrived at the Vanity Fair after party with Jada, daughter Willow, and kids Trey and Jaden, Will didn’t appear too concerned about the situation.

He had a huge grin on his face as he posed up clutching his award and then danced to his own song in the party while high-fiving fellow guests.

He posed up clutching his medal and then danced to his own tune in the party while high-fiving fellow guests with a broad grin on his face.

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Following his outburst, some have called for Will’s Best Actor award to be revoked, but rapper Diddy claims the two have already reached an agreement.

Will has apologized profusely on social media since the on-stage fiasco.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, the Oscar-winner said he was ‘out of line’ on Sunday night.

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“Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” he began.

“Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

“I would like to publicly apologise to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he continued.

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Will went on to apologise to the academy as he added: “I would also like to apologise to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world.

“I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us,” he concluded.

“I am a work in progress. Sincerely, Will.”.

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Will’s wife Jada also broke her silence a couple of days later, on Tuesday.

Taking to Instagram, she shared a meme which read: “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”

 

 

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The simple post didn’t directly address the incident on Sunday night, although it does appear it’s what she is referring to.

Will’s mum also broke her silence after she witnessed her famous son slapping comedian Chris on stage.

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Carolyn Smith said she has never seen her son act the way he did when he slapped Chris across the face over a bald joke he made about the star’s wife Jada.

She told 6abc : “He is a very even, people person. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him go off. First time in his lifetime… I’ve never seen him do that.”

She was chatting to the Philadelphia news station about her famous son’s first ever Oscars win and the controversial moment that came before it.

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