Chris Rock addressed Will Smith apology in Atlanta?
According to several accounts, Chris Rock addressed Will Smith’s video message the day after the actor apologized to him.
It was unclear whether Chris Rock made any mention of his now-famous Oscars slap during a tour stop in Atlanta, only hours after Will Smith made an apologetic video, so the reports could not be confirmed.
At the 2022 Academy Awards in March, Smith slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett-baldness Smith’s and likened her to a character from the film G.I. Jane. Pinkett-Smith has been candid about her battles with alopecia, a condition that results in hair loss. During his Friday performance of his Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour, Rock recognized the terrible incident.
CNN disclosed that the 57 year old said
“everybody is trying to be a f****ing victim.”
“If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I got kids,” he continued, comparing Smith to Suge Knight, former CEO of Death Row Records who is currently serving 28 years for voluntary manslaughter.
He further said, “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”
Smith apologized for the slap to the Spiral star in a social media video. The “It’s been a minute” video provides answers to queries on what transpired during the March telecast.