Washington: [US]May 14 (ANI). Chris Rock has recovered from the infamous Oscar slap and is now publicly joking about the controversy.
The 57-year-old comedian joked briefly about the long-term impact of Smith’s strike at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022, during a stand-up at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday.
Rock said during his new comedy show “Ego Death” that words do not hurt as much as hitting the face.
“I’m fine if anyone cares,” Rock told People magazine. “Do not expect me to talk about bulls,” he said. “I’ll talk about that at some point on Netflix.” “Your tickets were expensive, but not so expensive,” Rock joked.
Rock continued. “Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face.” The comedian had previously explained that he would not discuss the slap until he saw the check in his name.
“I am well: “I have a whole show, I’m not talking about it until I’m paid,” he told an audience during a comedy show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California last month. But just a week before his concert at the casino, the creator of “Everyone Hates Chris” told fans during a surprise visit to a New York comedy basement: “Lower your expectations. According to People magazine, during the “Oscar”, 53-year-old Smith walked on stage and hit Rock in response to a joke about a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith shaved head.
Since the incident, Smith, who went on to win the Best Actor Award for his performance as King Richard, has publicly apologized to Rock.
Will Smith recently left the academy, which additionally banned the actor from participating in its events for 10 years. (ANI)
“I got most of my hearing back,” Chris Rock joked about Will Smith’s “Oscar” slap.
Source“I got most of my hearing back,” Chris Rock joked about Will Smith’s “Oscar” slap.