In his most direct response yet, Chris Rock addressed the now-infamous Will Smith slap during a recent comedy show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.
Rock said he is not a victim, but joked that it hurt getting slapped by Smith on the Oscar stage.
Rock was presenting the best documentary category at the 2022 Oscars in March and outraged Smith by joking about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head.
Smith responded by taking to the stage and slapping Rock across the face.
In a statement announcing his resignation from the Academy, Smith said, “The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home.
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