Slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, Chris Rock reacts for the first time

Chris Rock spoke briefly on Wednesday night about the incident during the Oscars on Sunday, during which Will Smith slapped him after a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Since Sunday, Chris Rock had not spoken, taking a step back from the scandal that is shaking all of Hollywood. On Wednesday, the comedian and humorist finally spoke about the slap given by Will Smith live during the ceremony. Performing in Boston, Chris Rock, who provoked the ‘Prince of Bel-Air’ star’s anger as he compared his wife Jada Pinkett Smith – who has alopecia causing her to lose her hair — to “GI Jane,” said she was “still coming to terms with what happened.”

The magazine “People “explains that he appeared on stage, facing his audience, launching his show opening” How are you Boston, how was your weekend? He then added, “I don’t have much to say about what happened, so if you guys came to hear that, I’ve got a whole show I’ve written before this weekend.” Refusing to say more or fuel the controversy, he said he would probably one day approach “all this shit” in a “funny and serious” way.

Chris Rock’s angry brother

He also responded to rumors that Puff Daddy would have allowed the two men to reconcile. “I haven’t spoken to anyone,” he said. A friend of the rapper clarified that the artist had actually spoken separately with Will Smith and Chris Rock but that the two together had not had a discussion. “Chris was in shock and Diddy tried to cheer him on, and then he went to see Will in his seat.” If Chris Rock therefore intends for the moment to remain discreet on this affair, his brother, on the other hand, did not hesitate to give his opinion on Twitter on Wednesday. Tony Rock responded to several questions, including not accepting Will Smith’s official apology and explaining that the latter had not contacted his brother to speak to him in person. After his act of violence, the Oscar-winning actor posted a message on Instagram acknowledging that his ‘behaviour was unacceptable and inexcusable’ . As for Jada Pinkett Smith, she indicated that the period was now “healing”.

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