Chris Rock put up a brave face when he composed himself after being slapped by Will Smith on stage at the Oscars. He gracefully let it pass. Well, now it seems he might have the last laugh. That slap by Will Smith sparked a debate about the conduct of celebrities and freedom of speech. Many fans were quick to condemn Smith for his assault on Rock.
Chris Rock, on the other hand, was praised for being calm and composed during the embarrassing episode. It is being reported that Rock is in contention to host the Oscars 2023. We take a closer look at this development in this article. What do you think of the slapping incident? Do you think Rock should host the Oscars in 2023? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Oscars 2023 Considering Chris Rock as Host
Rock is now being considered to Host the Oscars 2023. The New York Post reported a statement by Craig Erich who is ABC’s president of entertainment. Erich reportedly said, “Obviously there was a lot of controversy, which overshadowed a lot of the positive things about the show, but I was really happy with the program,” He continued “It was the biggest bounce-back of any award show this season.” Rock is very talented and has what it takes to host such a grand event.
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The Slapping Incident At The Oscars Night
It was the Oscars night, 2022. Chris Rock, the acclaimed comedian, was performing on stage. Rock cracked a joke on Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith abruptly got up, walked to the stage, and slapped Rock in front of the world. Rock remained composed, however. Several celebrities later criticized smith for his action and came in support of Chris Rock. An investigation of the incident was ordered and Smith was served a 10-year ban on attending Academy events.