Chris Rock Joked About Will Smith Slap After Dave Chappelle’s Attack

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Comparing your experiences After Dave ChappelleA fellow comedian attacked him on stage during a stand up set at the Hollywood Bowl. Chris RockWe tried to lighten the mood by using our personal humor.

“Was that Will Smith?” Rock, 57, joked in a TikTok clip from the Netflix Is a Joke festival in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 2. Although the event was considered a “phone-free experience,” some footage surfaced online after Chappelle, 48, was tackled by a person during his performance.

Rock was referring specifically to an incident that occurred at the 2022 Oscars, when Smith, 53 years old, slapped him in the midst of the live awards show. The 94th Academy Awards was held on the MadagascarActor made a joke about Jada pinkett Smith‘s shaved head when he suggested she should be cast in G.I. Jane 2. Pinkett Smith, 50 (alopecia), rolled her eyes at the comment. Her husband stunned the audience with his response.

“Will Smith just smacked the s—t out of me,” the South Carolina native said in uncensored footage that later circulated online in March. As he returned his seat, the King Richard star yelled back at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f—king mouth.”

The source only told us that the source was a source at the time. Us WeeklyAfter the altercation, Smith and Rock did not get back on stage. “Chris is focusing on his tour,” the insider shared. “He’s moving on and is looking forward to his upcoming gigs.”

That same month, Rock confirmed that he didn’t have any contact with the Philadelphia native. “I haven’t talked to anyone despite what you may have heard,” the Grown UpsAccording to multiple outlets, actor told the audience during a stand-up performance.

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One day after the Oscars, Smith issued a public apology to Rock for his “unacceptable and inexcusable” actions. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of control and I was wrong. I am ashamed of my actions and they are not indicative of the man that I want to become. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote via Instagram.

The Hitch actor added: “I would also like to apologize to The Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to offer my sincere apologies to the Williams Family as well as my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences later confirmed Smith’s exclusion from all Oscars events over a period of ten years after his resignation. The Bel-Air: The Fresh PrinceThe alum replied to his punishment by saying in a statement: Page Six in April, “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision.”

Pinkett Smith suggested recently that the topic will be addressed in season 5 on her Facebook series. “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls,” a statement from the Red Table Talk host read late last month.

The message continued: “Until then… the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest. Thanks for joining us, Jada.”

The comedy scene continued making headlines after Chappelle was thrown to pieces in front of Rock and other attendees. Jamie FoxxThe police intervened to stop the man. The suspect was later identified by authorities as Isaiah Lee. He was charged with assault with a deadly firearm and is being held under $30,000 bail. Lee, 23, who was armed with a replica gun during the incident, was detained and later taken to a nearby hospital to treat “superficial injuries.”

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