Chris Rock reappears after Will Smith’s slap; “I’m digesting what happened,” he says

Comedian Chris Rock he broke silence about the slap he received by actor Will Smith at the 2022 Oscar Awards celebration.

This Wednesday afternoon, Chris Rock presented a comedy number of stand up at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the first presentation after the slap he received at the Oscars.

The comedian was dressed in a white suit and white shoes.

“How was your weekend?” he began, eliciting a wave of laughter. “I don’t have a ton of shit about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show that I wrote before this weekend. I’m still digesting what happened. So at some point I’ll talk about that shit. And it will be serious and fun, ”said the comedian, according to what he collects Variety.

An audience member then yelled “¡Fuck Will Smith!” before Rock continued with his introduction.

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The entrance tickets for the stand up by Chris Rock were at 70 dollars (about 1,400 pesos) until Monday, March 29 -one day after the Oscars were held-, while one of the attendees paid 225 dollars (around 4,500 pesos) days later.

Could Smith lose the Oscar?

After Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock in the middle of the Oscar gala, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood announced that it will carry out “a formal investigation of the incident”.

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The organization published an open letter in which it promised that it will take “appropriate measures” against Smith’s “unacceptable and harmful behavior”who won an Oscar for best actor for ‘King Richard’.

the hollywood academy updated its code of conduct in 2017, rules that could jeopardize Smith’s Oscar. “In addition to achieving excellence in the field of motion picture arts and sciences, members must also conduct themselves ethically in upholding the values ​​of the Academy of Motion Pictures. respect for human dignity, inclusion and a supportive environment that fosters creativity”, recalls the institution.

On Monday, Will Smith apologized to Rock, the film academy, the show’s producers and viewers, saying his behavior was unacceptable and that had “emotionally reacted” to a joke about his wife’s medical condition.

(With information from Variety and Aristegui News)

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