Some apologies do not turn out to be as any person who feels guilty would expect! The same can be said for the Oscar-winning actor Will Smith. As he posted an apology video in July addressing the controversy at the 2022 Academy Awards, Chris Rock responded by saying, ‘F*ck your hostage video‘. The infamous slap on Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Smith leads Will Smith to turmoil in his personal and professional life. While mentioning the joke about Will Smith’s wife, the comedian said, it was the “nicest joke ever told“.
Chris Rock responded to Will Smith during a sold-out show in London
Many were expecting the comedian’s response to the apology video uploaded by Will Smith, and the comedian delivered to everyone’s expectations. Chris Rock rocked London’s O2 Arena as he is currently touring with Dave Chappelle in their European stand-up tour. While addressing the controversy, Chris Rock started his stand-up set by mentioning Will Smith’s apology video and called it a “hostage video”.
The comedian felt the physical pain apart from the social media reactions
As the stadium was filled, Chris Rock jokingly mentioned the physical pain caused by the slap. He said, “Yes that sh*t hurt. He played [Muhammad] Ali. I can’t even play Floyd Mayweather.” The comedian referred to the Oscar-winning actor as, “Suge Smith”. He referred to hip hop artist and entrepreneur Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr., who is serving a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a fatal 2015 hit-and-run case.
Chris Rock calls his joke on Jada Smith “the nicest joke”
Chris Rock said, Will Smith, “hit [me] over a bullshit joke”. While responding to the joke that the comedian made about Jada Smith’s bald head at the Oscars evening, he added, “the nicest joke ever told”. His partner on stage, David Chappelle added that will Smith, “did an impression of a perfect man for 30 years”.
The comedian shared his reaction right after the infamous slap controversy
Later during his set, Chris Rock told that he moved on to the slap controversy the night after and went back to work. The comedian did not want to be the victim and later said, “I shook that sh*t off and went to work the next day. I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut,”. He added that he talked about Donald Trump’s election and the personal lives of the Kardashian family in his standup sets.
Following the apology video, Will Smith has come back from his exile on social media and started posting personal stuff. As many are wondering what could be the closure of the controversy, the world of internet seeks what is about to happen next!