Comedian Chris Rock joked about how painful his infamous Oscar smackdown was in his return to the identical Los Angeles theater the place it passed off — reminding the group of Will Smith’s large display position as heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali.
After opening up with some jokes about Dave Chappelle and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the “Everybody Hates Chris” creator addressed the Dolby Theatre crowd in regards to the egregious slap.
“People were like, ‘Did it hurt?’ You’re goddamn right it hurt,” Rock exclaimed. “Will Smith is considerably greater than me. I’m not the identical dimension, Ok? This mom f—- performed Ali! I performed Pookie from ‘New Jack City!’
The iconic comic didn’t dwell an excessive amount of over the slap throughout his roughly two-hour set however revealed why he selected to not battle again after being slapped by Smith.
“People say, ‘Why the f–k did you do nothing back?’ Because I got parents,” Rock mentioned. “Because I was raised, you know? You know what my parents taught me? Don’t fight in front of white people! No, I’m not a victim!”
Rock appeared decided to point out that he had shifted the power within the room by claiming he was not the sufferer then and he would by no means play one on stage or in his personal private life.
In March, Smith attacked Rock throughout the 94th Academy Awards ceremony after the comic made a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” Rock mentioned, referencing the 1997 movie “G.I. Jane” during which Demi Moore’s character has a buzz minimize.
Jada, 51, who suffers from alopecia areata, a situation that causes the immune system to assault hair follicles leading to hair loss, was not a fan of being the butt-end of Rock’s joke.
Will Smith walked up on stage and slapped Rock, and went again to his seat, the place he yelled for the host to “keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth.”
Smith would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his efficiency in “King Richard” that very same night time. Smith was “slapped” with a 10-year ban by the Academy however was capable of hold his Oscar win.
In July, Smith launched a video on his Youtube channel apologizing for his “unacceptable” assault on Rock.
“I’m human and I made a mistake and I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of s–t.”
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