Chris Rock Breaks Silence On Will Smith’s Oscar Controversy

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We all saw it, we all heard it, and we all heard about it! It has been almost a month since the shocking Will Smith–Chris Rock Oscars drama occurred. The internet has not yet ceased trolling the entire incident. Pop culture will never be the same. Although there have been several views shared on this topic by various people, the victim Chris Rock has not really commented on Will Smith’s act.

Will Smith's Oscars incident: Chris Rock's take.
Chris Rock opens up about the Oscars slap incident.

Chris Rock comments on Will Smith’s Oscars slap

American comedian Chris Rock faced a violent backlash, quite literally, after joking about Jada Pinkett Smith during the 94th Academy Awards. Jada’s husband Will Smith walked up and slapped Chris Rock on the prestigious Oscars platform. The internet has gone wild ever since! Chris Rock has almost stayed away from commenting on this topic, until now.

On Friday at Baltimore’s Lyric Performing Arts Center, where Chris Rock was performing, the comedian greeted the audience and started off his show by stating “I’m alright. I’m alright.


To add more context, he continued, “healed from the nicks and bruises…for the most part.” After this, Rock did not further discuss the subject. Chris Rock has still maintained a humorous approach toward this. However, not everyone can brush this off.

Chris Rock’s mother speaks up against Will Smith

Rosalie Rock reacts to Will Smith's slap
Rosalie Rock reacts to Will Smith’s slap

Rosalie Rock, Chris Rock’s mother, has revealed her thoughts on the Oscars controversy involving her son and Will Smith. Rose Rock is “hurt” as she recollects the slap incident after about a month.

When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us. He really slapped me, because when you hurt my child, you hurt me.

Rose Rock also added that the 10-year Oscars ban is nothing serious and is “kind of funny.”


Meanwhile, Will Smith is in search of goodwill

Reported considering his wife’s decision, Will Smith has taken a trip to Mumbai, India. Amidst all the Oscars slap gate controversy, the Smiths have chosen to take a retreat in India.

Will Smith in India
Will Smith spotted: India welcomes the actor

Will Smith is in the country to meet his guru Sadhguru for some spiritual guidance. Smith has made it, despite the trip almost being canceled.


Written by Sona Singh

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