Chris Rock has so far refrained from going into detail about the Will Smith slap incident, claiming that he is still processing what happened.
US comedian Chris Rock made fun of the Oscars slap incident, joking that Will Smith hit him on stage and gave him his "hearing back" almost two weeks later. The joke was said by Rock on Friday in Indio, California, at a stand-up performance for his Ego Death World Tour. The comedian also reportedly said that he would keep quiet about the event until he received payment for his pains, per People magazine.
"I am fine. I have a full show that I won't discuss until I am paid, "During his act, Chris Rock told his audience.
He continued by joking, "Life is good. I got my hearing back," he reportedly told the Palm Springs Desert Sun newspaper in California, according to the report.
It should be noted that this is Rock's most recent statement regarding the event that shocked everyone. After the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-closely Smith's cropped hair at the Oscars in 2022, Will Smith jumped up from his chair, made his way onto the stage, and smacked the man. Regarding her shorn head, Rock had suggested that Pinkett-Smith "could star in GI Jane 2." Notably, Smith's wife revealed in 2018 that she has alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
Rock has so far refrained from going into great detail about the incident, claiming that he is still processing what happened. On the other side, Will Smith apologized to the Academy and the comedian publicly on his Instagram page and acknowledged that his behavior was inappropriate. He wrote in the essay that Rock's quip at the ceremony regarding Pinkett-Smith made him feel stronger.
Will Smith has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, as a result of the event. The Hollywood actor was even forbidden by the Academy from attending its functions for the following ten years. It stated that the actor would not be able to physically attend or digitally participate in any Academy events or programs.