Will Smith recently apologized to Chris Rock in a video posted to Instagram. So what was the comedian’s reaction? We tell you everything here.
This is undoubtedly the scandal that made the most noise in Hollywood at the beginning of the year 2022: Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony. For those who missed the case of the year, here is a brief summary: invited to present the prize for best documentary film, Chris Rock made a joke about the shaved head of Jada Pinkett Smith.
This joke clearly did not please Will Smith. Wanting to defend his wife suffering from alopecia, the actor took the stage and slapped Chris Rock. The famous actor then returned to his seat, shouting several times: “ Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!“.
Will Smith’s Apology
Since the controversy, Will Smith has repeatedly apologized publicly to Chris Rock. This Friday, July 29, the star of Prince of Bel Air once again wished to apologize via his Instagram account and his Youtube channel. The actor admitted to having behaved unacceptable“. Only here, for his part, Chris Rock still does not seem to have led this incident.
The comedian did not hesitate to react to Will Smith’s apologies in his stand-up show as revealed by the American media People this Saturday, July 30. Chris Rock thus declared in front of his public that he was indeed the only victim in this whole story :
If everyone claims to be a victim, then no one is going to hear from the real victims. Meaning me when I’m slapped by Suge Smith.
Chris Rock has, by the way, renamed Will Smith ” Suge Smith“, in order to refer to the famous rapper and co-founder of the Death Row Records label, known for his particularly aggressive behavior.
And the comedian to add:
I went to work the next day. I have children (…) People who say words can hurt have clearly never been punched in the face.
Will Smith banned from the Oscars
But then, what consequence for Will Smith after the incident at the Oscars? Well the actor was banned from the ceremony for the next ten years. A rather severe sanction when you know how important this evening is for American actors.