The Oscar Slap. Chris Rock - Harsh Reaction After Will Smith’s Filmed Apology
Chris Rock criticized Will Smith’s online apology for hitting him at the Oscars, calling Smith's attempt to apologize a "hostage video".
"F*** your hostage video," said Chris Rock speaking on one of his most recent shows with his colleague Dave Chappelle.
The comedian also referred to his aggressor as "Suge Smith" – a comparison to the notorious, currently imprisoned Death Row Records executive Suge Knight.
Chris Rock: Will Smith Is Just As Ugly As The Rest Of Us
Chris Rock also told that Will Smith had impersonated a perfect man for 30 years before revealing he was "just as ugly as the rest of us".
"Whatever the consequences are… I hope he doesn't put his mask back on again and lets his real face breathe. I see myself in both men," the comedian concluded.
This is the first time Chris Rock has spoken about Smith on or off stage.
Chappelle asked Rock: "Did that shit hurt?"
Rock replied: "Goddam right … the motherfucker hit me over a bullshit joke – the nicest joke I ever told."
The Oscar Slap And Will Smith's Apology
During the 94th annual Academy Awards, Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith (50). After Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes at Chris Rock, a sign that she didn't like the joke at all, Smith rushed on the stage and slapped Chris Rock.
Recently, Smith, who shocked his fans and the world of cinema by punching Chris Rock shared an emotional video to apologize to Rock.
"I was fogged out by that point," Smith said, explaining why it took so long to offer Rock an apology. "It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk. And when he is, he will reach out," he said.
Will Smith also apologized to Chris Rock's mother and brother, as well as his family, especially his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
At a certain point, Smith seemed to be almost in tears which maybe explains why Chirs Rock felt the need to say: "If everyone says they are a victim, no one will listen to the real victims anymore".