After the actor’s apology video, Chris Rock continued to joke about Will Smith’s slap.
The 57-year-old comedian did not directly address the Oscars incident at his concert in Atlanta on Friday (29.07.22) but continued to poke fun at the row on stage.
According to CNN, he joked at the concert: “If everyone calls themselves victims, then no one will hear the real victims. Even I got hit by Suge Smith… The next day I went to work, I have kids.”
Rock later quipped, “Anyone who says words hurt ain’t never been punched in the face.”
The comic was hit by Will at the Academy Awards earlier this year when he mocked the star’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith for her shaved head.
Will broke his silence on the incident in an Instagram video posted on Friday (29/07/22) in which he apologized profusely to Chris and claimed he was “fogged” at the time of the slap – which is why he didn’t apologize right away.
In a Q&A video with fans, the King Richard star said: “I reached out to Chris and I got a message saying he’s not ready to talk and if he’s ready he’ll get in touch. So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize to you.
“My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here if you’re ready to talk.”
Will took full responsibility for his behavior and denied claims that Jada was involved in the incident.
The 53-year-old star said: “I have spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and complexities of what happened at that moment.
“I’m not going to try to unpack all of that right now, but I can tell all of you that there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave at that moment.
“No part of me thinks that’s the optimal way to deal with feeling disrespected or insulted.”