Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Discuss Will Smith’s Slap in the Face at the Oscars
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock took to the UK stage to weigh in on Will Smith’s infamous slap at this year’s Oscars.
Here is everything you need to know.
Chris Rock calls Will Smith “ugly”
Chris Rock is currently on a UK tour with Dave Chappelle. However, the duo opened up about the infamous Oscars slap during a recent sold-out concert at Liverpool’s M&S Arena.
Furthermore, the 57-year-old comedian has managed to keep his mouth shut about the incident since breaking his silence on Thursday night.
Chappelle probed Rock asking, ‘Did that hurt you?’
Rock responded with ‘Damn… the son of a bitch hit me for a dumb prank. The cutest joke I’ve ever told.
However, Chappelle said, ‘Will gave the impression of being a perfect person for 30 years. He ripped off his mask and showed us that he was just as ugly as the rest of us.
He further added: ‘Whatever the consequences… I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on and let his real face breathe. I see myself in both men.
The joy merchant then mentioned a few more sentences about the Men In Black actor’s tough upbringing in West Philly.
He joked, “A lot of people forget who Will Smith is. Then 10 minutes before he was about to receive the biggest prize… he acted like he was in Philly.”
More on the Oscars slap
If you didn’t know, Will Smith became a hot topic around the world when he slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards in March.
The assault came after Rock, who was also presenting the prestigious awards, made a joke at the expense of Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s lack of hair.
Though Jada rolled her eyes when Rock called her ‘GI Jane,’ Smith wasn’t about to listen to any of that as he stormed onto the stage and slapped the Grown-Ups star in the face.
Regardless, The Independence Day star walked away with the Best Actor award for his performance in King Richard later that night.
Meanwhile, Smith shared a public apology for his actions the next day.
He wrote in a message: “I crossed the line and I was wrong.”
He further stated: ‘I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.’