Chris Rock Speaks Out About Will Smith Oscars Smack for First Time: I’m Still Processing What Happened
Chris Rock is speaking out for the first time and breaking his silence about the controversial moment involving him and Will Smith at the Oscars. Tonight, he had a show The Wilbur in Boston. During his set, he addressed the incident telling the audience,
“I’m still processing what happened.”
The comedian received a standing ovation and at one point told the audience that he would probably talk about what happened at some point in a serious manner.
As previously reported, Inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Rock cracked a few jokes, including one about Pinkett Smith’s appearance.
Will Smith just punched Chris Rock and told him "keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth" pic.twitter.com/YK5aQqv89t
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The joke offended Smith, who walked on stage & smacked Rock. After the assault, Smith shouted to a stunned Rock:
“Keep my wife’s name out of your f—–g mouth.”
Rock declined to press charges.
Smith issued a public apology.
No additional comments were said to be made during his set, about the incident.