Chris Rock addresses Will Smith slap after apology video: 'any person who says words damage has certainly not been punched in the face' - Yahoo leisure

Chris Rock referenced the Oscars slap in a new comedy special. (image: Mark Mainz/Getty pictures)

Chris Rock referenced his now infamous Oscars slap all through a tour cease in Atlanta, just hours after Will Smith launched an apology video.

In March, Smith slapped Rock on stage throughout the 2022 Academy Awards after the comedian made a shaggy dog story about Jada Pinkett-Smith's lack of hair, comparing her to a character in the movie G.I. Jane. Pinkett-Smith has been outspoken about her struggles with alopecia, which factors hair loss. Rock acknowledged the surprising second all over the Friday efficiency of his Chris Rock Ego demise World Tour.

CNN reported that the 57 year old talked about "everybody is attempting to be a f****ing sufferer."

"If all and sundry claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the precise victims. Even me getting smacked by way of Suge Smith… I went to work tomorrow, I got children," he persisted, comparing Smith to Suge Knight, former CEO of demise Row information who is at present serving 28 years for voluntary manslaughter.

He delivered, "anyone who says words damage has never been punched within the face."

earlier that day, Smith posted a social media video apologizing to the Spiral megastar for the slap. The video is titled "it's been a minute" and solutions questions about what took place throughout the March telecast.

"Over the last few months i have been doing a lot of considering and private work," reads the title card. "You asked a lot of reasonable questions that i wanted to take some time to reply."

throughout the video Smith shared that he has reached out to Rock, however that Rock was "no longer capable" to communicate.

"Chris, I make an apology to you," Smith stated. "My habits become unacceptable, and i'm right here every time you're ready to speak."

He persevered, "I need to ask for forgiveness to Chris's mother," announcing he saw an interview she gave in regards to the slap. "That turned into one of the issues about that moment. I just didn't know ... how many americans received hurt in that moment. So I are looking to ask for forgiveness to Chris's mother. I need to say sorry to Chris's family unit, exceptionally Tony Rock. We had a pretty good relationship. Tony Rock turned into my man. here is doubtless irreparable."

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