Almost a year after the slap that went around the world and will remain forever in the history of Oscar, Chris Rock spoke thereSaturday night about what happened, in a monologue in which he made harsh jokes Will Smith and his wife.
On stage and in the last minutes of a show broadcast live by the Netflix platform, the actor assured that he did not consider himself a victim despite what happened in those moments when they starred in the 2022 Oscar gala.
“Did it hurt? It still hurts, I have a bang ringing in my ear, but I’m not a victim. You will never see me cry in Oprah (Winfrey) or Gayl (King), it will never happen. I was hit like ( boxer Manny) Pacquiao“, he stressed.
Smith’s attack on Rock forever marked the 83rd Academy Awards gala. Chris Rock took the stage at the Dolby Theater to present the award for best documentary and made a joke about the shaved head of Pinkett-Smith, who has publicly admitted to suffering from alopecia, comparing it to Lieutenant O’Neil from the Ridley Scott film. .
After Pinkett-Smith closed her eyes briefly in annoyance, her husband got up from his seat and took the stage to slap Rock across the face.
“A lot of people have asked me, how come you didn’t do anything that night? Because I have parents and they taught me that you shouldn’t fight in front of white people,” the actor added.
Of the 70-minute performance, which took place on Saturday night in Baltimore and was part of a tour that the comedian is doing through various cities, Rock devoted the last 8 to turning on the actor and his wife.
Thus, he confessed that all his life he loved Smith and that he “made some great movies,” but now what he likes is watching “Emancipation” (an Apple TV movie based on the true story of a slave who escapes from a plantation in Louisiana) “to see how they beat him”.
In August, it was learned, in a similar performance to last night, that Rock turned down a proposal made by the Hollywood Academy to host this year’s Oscars, which will take place on March 12 in Los Angeles.
While Rock hasn’t spoken publicly about the incident directly until now, he has included some suggestive comments at many of the functions he’s performed at in recent months.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.