Chris Rock addressed the controversy at his recent stand-up comedy show.
Last Updated: 02.05 AM, Mar 31, 2022
Will Smith marched onto the stage and slapped Chris Rock in the face over a joke intended for Jada Pinkett Smith during the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday night, sending the Internet into a frenzy. Since the incident, there has been nothing but internet debate regarding Smith's behaviour, but the people involved have been relatively silent. On Monday, Smith delivered a public apology to Rock. Now, the comedian broke his silence on the subject during a standup concert in Boston.
Rock posed the question to the audience during his act, asking about their weekend. He further said that he doesn't have a lot of nonsense to say about what happened, so if one comes to hear that, he has an entire show written before this weekend. Rock went on to say that he is still trying to figure out what happened. So, at some point, he is going to talk about that nonsense, and it will be both serious and humorous.
The "slap heard around the world" dominated every conversation this week, and it appears that the topic will continue to dominate for some time. The academy declared that it was conducting an investigation into the incident and that it would take several weeks to determine how it would handle the problem in the future.
Prior to Wednesday night's show, Rock had made no public comments regarding the incident, but when approached by the LAPD on Sunday, he chose not to seek charges against Smith.
Smith said on social media that violence in all of its forms is corrosive and destructive. His behaviour at the Academy Awards was both terrible and inexcusable. Jokes about him are a part of the work, but one about Jada's illness was too much for him to handle, and he reacted emotionally.
Smith went on to say that he would like to officially apologise to Chris. He was both out of line and incorrect. The actor is embarrassed, and his actions do not reflect the guy he aspires to be. Violence has no place in a world of love and peace.