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Chris Rock Listening to: Response to Will Smith Oscars Slap, Jada Pinkett Drama

Going round city. Chris Rock spills extra about how he felt after Will Smith bought banned from the Oscars. Throughout his on-going comedy tour, Rock talked about what he might and couldn’t say concerning the Academy’s choice to ban the King Richard actor after his notorious slap.

Smith and Rock made headlines final month throughout the 94th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 when Smith slapped Rock on stage. Previous to the slap, Rock made a touch upon Smith’s spouse, Jada ,calling her “G.I. Jane,” which led Smith to subsequently stroll up on stage and slap him. “Will Smith simply smacked the shit out of me,” Rock mentioned in shock throughout the broadcast. “Preserve my spouse’s title out of your f—king mouth,” Smith screamed again after returning to his seat. 

“I’m OK, I’ve a complete present and I’m not speaking about that till I receives a commission,” Rock mentioned throughout a comedy present in Indio, California, on April 8, 2022, referring to the Academy’s choice to ban Smith. “Life is nice. I bought my listening to again.”

The Saturday Night time Reside alum first talked concerning the slapping incident on the Boston cease of his comedy tour two days after the Oscars. Rock mentioned, “I’m nonetheless sort of processing what occurred, so sooner or later, I’ll speak about that shit. And it’ll be severe and it’ll be humorous, however proper now I’m going to inform some jokes.” 

The Academy of Movement Footage banned Will Smith from attending any of the Academy’s occasions, together with the Oscars for 10 years on April 8, 2022. Smith accepted the ban instantly after it was introduced. The ban got here per week after Smith publicly apologized to Rock on his Instagram publish on March 28, 2022: I wish to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I used to be out of line and I used to be improper. I’m embarrassed and my actions weren’t indicative of the person I wish to be. There is no such thing as a place for violence in a world of affection and kindness.”

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