Chris Rock has yet to express his feelings on being slapped by Will Smith, but he has continued to make light-hearted jokes about it.
After posting a nearly six-minute video apologizing for hitting Rock during the Academy Awards in March, the comedian went on stage in Atlanta on Friday night as part of his “Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour.”
In the months since, Rock has made oblique references to the slap in comedy sets, but he hasn’t gone into great detail about it in public. On Friday, he performed using the same strategy.
“Everyone is making an effort to act like a victim. If everyone declares themselves a victim, the actual victims won’t be heard “Stone remarked. “Even Suge Smith punching me in the face… My kids and I went to work the following day.”
Anyone who claims that words hurt them has never received a face punch, he subsequently remarked.
After making a joke about his alopecia-suffering wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s haircut, Smith stormed the stage and struck Rock.
A melancholy Smith begins the video he uploaded on his social media accounts with the following message: “I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and personal work over the past few months. I wanted to take some time to respond to all the fair questions you asked, “It is read.
Smith sighs and then talks about a fight that damaged his reputation and garnered international attention.
In his Oscar winning speech for “King Richard,” he explains why he didn’t apologize to Rock.
He admits, “I was fogged out at that time. “Everything is hazy.”
Smith claims he tried to get in touch with Rock but that he said he wasn’t ready to chat and would get back to him when he was.
“I will thus apologize to you, Chris. I apologize for my conduct, and I’m available whenever you want to talk.”
Smith also expressed his regrets to Tony Rock, who played the role of Tony Rock in the Smiths’ 2007 sitcom “All of Us,” as well as to his mother and family.
Smith claims, “We had a wonderful friendship.” Tony Rock was my man, and I doubt this can be fixed.
Smith extends his regrets to his wife, their kids, and the rest of the Academy Award candidates.
He says, “Disappointing people is my fundamental trauma.”
“I hate disappointing people, so it stings,”
Smith addresses his fans directly and pledges to “bring light, love, and joy into the globe.”
He adds, “If you hold on, I swear we’ll be able to be friends again.
Smith has received a penalty from the Academy in the form of a 10-year attendance ban from the Oscars. In March, Smith again apologized on Instagram, calling his actions “unacceptable and reprehensible.”
Chloe Melas and Lisa France of CNN contributed to this program.