Chris Rock quips on Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars

Chris Rock, who had received a huge slap from Will Smith in the middle of the Oscars ceremony last March, returned to this incident during his one-man show on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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March 28 was an important moment for the seventh art, since the 94th awards ceremony Oscars took place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. However, it’s not really the award-winning films and filmmakers that are particularly remembered, but rather a shock sequence that turned the event upside down. It is the slap that Will Smith gave, on stage, to Chris Rock after the latter made a joke about his wife, actress Jada Pinkett, who suffers from alopecia. Enough to make a lot of ink flow and provide material for writing to the attacked comedian.

“I regained part of my hearing”

Indeed, Chris Rock is currently playing his show Ego Death and he got used the slap he received from the American comedian to make his audience laugh. As reported by our Anglo-Saxon colleagues from Telegramhe had fun coming back to this incident by declaring, last Thursday, May 12 on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall in London: “I’m fine, if anyone was wondering.” Before adding, with second degree: “I got some of my hearing back.” The comedian then said: “Don’t expect me to talk about that bullshit…I’ll talk about it at some point…on Netflix. Your tickets were expensive, but not that much.” Something to set the tone. Is he really preparing to sign a contract with the streaming platform for an upcoming show in which he would speak more extensively about this slap or is it just a joke? We ignore it for the moment.

An actor banned from the next ceremonies

If Chris Rock jumped at the chance to ride the buzz and turn the situation to his advantage, Will Smith makes himself very small. After causing controversy by physically attacking the comedian for a bad joke, the Hollywood actor was sanctioned by the Academy of Oscars, which has chosen to ban him from the next ceremonies, and for ten years. Blaming the coup, Jaden, Willow and Trey’s father said in a statement released by the site People: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”

Article written with the collaboration of 6Medias

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