Will Smith and Chris Rock
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How does Will Smith respond to Chris Rock’s Selective Outrage?
“Will has apologized to Chris and would like Chris to let it go,” the source added. “Will worked on himself, and the Oscars banned him for 10 years. He feels that is enough and wants Chris to move on so he and everyone else can. Will is also upset that Netflix was a part of this and thinks Chris again insults Jada.
He’s upset that Netflix gave Chris this platform to share this news, and he thinks it’s disgusting.” The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor still has more to say because he “felt terrible for so long” about it that he hit on Chris at the Oscars. “He tried unsuccessfully to make amends the best way he could with Chris.”
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Moments after Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, Smith came on stage and slapped Rock in the face. Pinkett Smith has alopecia and has been open about losing her hair because of it.
“Wow, Will Smith just took it to me,” she said.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth,” Smith yelled as he returned to his seat.
After winning Best Actor for King Richard, Smith issued a tearful apology shortly after the incident, saying, “Love will make you do crazy things.”
The next day, he apologized to The Rock and said his actions were “unacceptable and inexcusable.”
“My jokes are part of the job, but the jokes about Jada’s health are beyond me, and I sympathize,” Smith wrote on Instagram. “Chris, I want to apologize sincerely, and I was out of line and made a mistake.”
He was pulled from the Academy and banned from the Oscars for 10 years.
Pinkett Smith revealed the incident on a June Facebook episode of “Red Table Chat,” saying she hopes the two can reconcile.
Backstage, Rock immediately responded to the joke, reportedly telling the producer, “I took a hit from Muhammad Ali.”
Oscar producer Will Packer spoke to Rock Scene immediately after the hit. Packer told “Good Morning America” that Rock was still in a “funny state” when he left the stage.
“I said, ‘Did he really hit you?’ “He looked at me and said, ‘Yeah, I got hit by Muhammad Ali.’ “He was in joke mode right away, but you could tell he was still in shock,” she said.
This article refers to Smith’s portrayal of boxer Muhammad Ali in the 2002 film Ali, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
A few days later, during a concert in Boston, Rock told the audience that he was “still processing” the incident.
“I’m processing what happened,” Rock told the audience at the Wilbur Theater on March 30, 2022, according to Us Weekly.
Rock made sure to stick to his script during the show. According to The Guardian, he told the audience he was “not talking” about the Oscars.
“I loved all the shows I recorded before this weekend,” he said, looking for attention from the show.
Chris Rock Appearance in New York City
“You have lowered your expectations, and I’m not going to address that,” he told the crowd less than two weeks after the Oscars in New York City.
An audience member said Rock joked that “only a few people were interested in his first show.”
Later that month, Rock said he would only discuss the case if paid.
“I’m not going to talk about it until I get paid,” Rock said at an event at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, according to the Palm Spring Desert Sun.
In May 2022, Rock told a London audience that he would discuss the slap later on Netflix.
According to The Telegraph, when Rock was performing in London. He suggested that he would speak on the subject in the future.
“Don’t expect me to talk about bulls—,” he told the crowd at the Royal Albert Hall.
“Sometimes I’ll talk about it — on Netflix,” he said.
He joked again about wanting compensation for speaking publicly about the incident, saying: “Your tickets were expensive, but not that expensive.”