Chris Rock comes out of the silence

Chris Rock comes out of the silence

Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images Chris Rock, during an on air interview at a studio in Newton, MA on July 28, 2012. (Photo by Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Chris Rock pictured on July 28, 2012 in Newton.

Slap – ” Yeah, that shit got me hurt “. These words are those of Chris Rock. While performing this Sunday, July 24 in New Jersey, the latter spoke frankly about the slap received from Will Smith four months ago, during the last Oscars.

As a reminder, when he was to present a prize, the comedian had tried a joke on the alopecia of the wife of the actor, Jada Pinkett Smith. A joke that the Hollywood star did not appreciate at all, who then joined him on stage before punching him in the face under the dumbfounded gaze of the spectators.

Those who say words hurt never got punched in the facedelivered Chris Rock during his show. I am not a victim. Yeah, that shit hurt me. But I got rid of that and went to work the next day. I’m not going to the hospital for a paper cut. »

Will Smith’s career in slow motion since the slap

This is the first time that the interpreter of Lee Butters in lethal weapon 4 speaks seriously about the incident. He had refused to do so during his first public appearance a few days after the Oscars. ” I don’t have much to say about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have an entire show I wrote before this weekend.”, he launched at the time. ” I’m still digesting what happened. So at some point I’m going to talk about that. And it will be serious and funny “, he added.

The case of the slap, however, helped his show Ego Death World Tour, whose ticket sales had exploded at the end of March. Regarding Will Smith, it was the opposite. Since his gesture of anger, he resigned from the Academy of Oscars and it took the decision to banish him from the ceremony for the next ten years. A backlash that does not stop there, since the actor’s career now seems to be progressing in slow motion.

Although well advanced, the film Badboys 4, whose first opuses were a hit at the box office, was put on hiatus. It’s the same for Fast and Loose on Netflix, in which the star of Men in Black had to play the role of an amnesiac mobster. For its part, the output ofEmancipationon Apple TV+, has been delayed for a year.

See also on The HuffPost: Oscars 2022: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock after a joke about his wife

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