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Slapgate: Chris Rock was offered to host Oscars 2023, he declined for THIS reason

The comedian, during a comedy show in Arizona, revealed that he was also offered a Super Bowl Ad following the slapping incident at the Oscars but he had declined that, too.

Slapgate: Chris Rock was offered to host Oscars 2023, he declined for THIS reason
The infamous smacking of Chris Rock, in the hands of Will Smith

Last Updated: 10.59 AM, Aug 30, 2022


Will Smith have apologised multiple times, but seems like Chris Rock is in no mood to forgive or gorget the Oscars 'slapgate' controversy. 

On Sunday, during a comedy set at the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix, Chris Rock revealed that he was offered by the Academy to host Oscars 2023 but he refused as he felt that would be "going back to the crime scene". 

Will Smith, who smacked Rock after he had joked about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith's Apelecia-induced baldness, has been banned from attending the Oscars or any other Academy-related event for the next 10 years because of his 'unacceptable' behaviour. 

According to a report by Hindustan Times, Chris Rock compared going to the Oscars as 'returning to the crime scene" and compared the hosting offer to asking the late Nicole Brown Simpson "to go back to the restaurant" where her mother had left a pair of glasses the night of her death, as per the publication. For the unversed, this was a reference to the infamous 1995 double-murder case involving former star athlete O.J. Simpson. 

On Will, the star comedian said, as per Arizona Republic, that the actor is "bigger" than him. "The state of Nevada would not sanction a fight between me and Will Smith," Chris joked. 

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after he joked about his wife's clean shaven head. Will went on stage and smacked Chris, yelling, "keep my wife’s name out your fu**ing mouth". Will Smith won the Best Actor award that night.

Will Smith had offered his apology on the ngiht of the incident to both The Academy and Chris Rock, but the Academy banned him for 10 years. As for Chris Rock, Will Smith issued a second video-recorded apology just recently but the comedian is yet to make amends. 

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