Chris Rock jokes about being slapped by Will Smith at a recent show in Atlanta – Deadline

Chris Rock His first comedy show since receiving a public apology from will Smith Because he got slapped in 2022 Oscars. During the show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, he told some jokes about the experience according to

“Everyone’s trying to be a victim,” said Rock. If everyone claims to be a victim, no one will ever hear of the real victims. I even got slapped by Suge Smith… I went to work the next day, I have kids.” Just for reference, the “Suge Smith” joke is about Suge Knight, founder and former CEO of West Coast record label Death Row Record. Knight has a reputation Long in aggressive behavior.

Although Smith released a video apologizing for slapping the rock band, the comedian and former Oscar host didn’t address what Smith said. Deadline reported on July 29 That the actor finally broke his silence about his actions and how they affected not only Chris Rock, but his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

I got in touch with Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk. When he is, he’ll reach out. I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior has been unacceptable while I’m here,” Smith said. Whenever you are ready to speak.

He continued, “I want to apologize to Chris’ mother. I saw an interview [she] I did, and that was one of the things I just didn’t realize. I wasn’t thinking, but how many people were injured at that moment. I want to apologize to Chris’ mother, I want to apologize to Chris’ family, specifically Tony Rock. We had a wonderful relationship. Tony Rock was my man. Perhaps this can not be fixed. I’ve spent the past three months re-presenting and understanding the nuances and complexity of what happened in that moment. I won’t try to unpack all of that now, but I can tell you all, no part of me thinks that’s the right way to act in that moment. Nobody thinks this is the best way to deal with feeling disrespected or humiliated.”

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