Chris Rock is breaking his silence on the Will Smith attack despite not having much to do today. In the meantime, rapper The Game has issued a scathing rebuke to Hollywood as the Oscars consider possible punishment for Smith.
The veteran comedian broke his silence on Wednesday, days after the incident, which saw Will Smith slap him while he was on stage at the Oscars.
The internet has not recovered from the moment many people around the world shared their support for Chris Rock, who was publicly humiliated after pranking a bald Jada Pinkett Smith, who, unbeknownst to him, was suffering from a medical condition that causes hair loss.
Paparazzi followed Rock, 57, as he prepared for his sold-out show at the Wilbur in Boston on Wednesday night. On stage, he addressed a large audience who applauded him as soon as he entered the stage.
“I’m still processing what happened,” the comedian said.
According to reports from People, the comedian received a standing ovation from the show’s patrons.
“What’s up, Boston?” he asked the crowd. He added, “How was your weekend?!”
As if expecting fans to ask him about the event, Rock also told his fans that he would likely address the incident seriously in the future, but wanted to focus on the issue. show, for which he had prepared an entire series of jokes.
According to reports, the comedian’s upcoming tour dates have been sold out as many fans have booked his shows.
Meanwhile, the Oscars also spoke about the incident, which they said they were investigating and said that after the incident Smith was asked to leave, but he refused. In all of this, the event continued where Smith accepted his first Oscar for his performance in the film King Richard and then gave an acceptance speech which spoke of the disrespect he had experienced while apologizing with everyone except Rock.
He later apologized to Rock with a full apology on Monday. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that he had sought counseling to deal with unresolved childhood trauma, which hinted at the reason for his attacks on Rock.
The Smiths also promised to address the entire incident on their Facebook show Red Table Talk.
Los Angeles rapper The Game also weighed in on the infamous slap that echoed across the world on Sunday night. The documentary rapper defended Will Smith from what he called unfair treatment for a slap, which is far less than what other prominent Hollywood figures have done in the past, such as abusing women and predatory behaviors.
“They didn’t even want to give it to him in the first place…he acted on impulse and imposed a slap in the face out of frustration and embarrassment on behalf of his wife,” The Game wrote on IG. “Most people who have opinions on the situation don’t have a committed relationship let alone a 20+ year marriage to weigh against his feelings on the matter. He’s human and comedy isn’t always a excuse to publicly humiliate people, especially when they are seated front and center.
“While violence anywhere is and should always be portrayed in a negative light, it was a slap in the face in defense of a woman struggling with a very delicate health issue,” the rapper continues. “I’ll end by saying they don’t want us to be equal, they never have and never will…. This fool Alec Baldwin took the life of a woman on set and got sympathy from the same Hollywood trying to condemn one of our greatest actors in history. He just happens to be black!!!! Harvey Weinstein didn’t have to give up any accolades or awards.”