Chris Rock is finally ready to crack the public jokes about the 2022 Oscars SmackDown that blew up pop culture back in March.
After The Rock made a bald joke about the actor’s wife Jada-Pinkett Smith, Will Smith infamously slapped the 57-year-old stand-up comic on stage during the 94th Academy Awards, who openly slapped his face with alopecia. Conflicts discussed.
The Rock has since mostly declined to discuss the incident—but on Thursday, during his new live comedy show, “Ego Death,” he quipped that words don’t hurt as much as being hit in the face. .
According to the Times of London, “I’m fine, in case anyone was wondering,” Rock said during the show at the Royal Albert Hall in the UK. “I got most of my hearing back.”
He said he still would not talk about the feud between him and 53-year-old Smith.
“People expect me to talk about bulls– T. I’m not going to talk about it right now. I’ll eventually get it — on Netflix,” he said with a laugh.
Rock continued, “Anyone who said ‘words hurt’ – never got punched in the face.”
The comedian had earlier said that he would not talk about Thappad until he saw a check with his name on it: “I am fine. I have a whole show, and I’m not talking about it until I get paid,” he told his audience during a comedy set at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California last month.
However, just a week before his casino appearance, the “Everybody Hates Chris” producer told fans during a surprise visit to the Comedy Cellar in New York City, “Lost your hopes. I’m not going to address that s–t.” I’m going.”
The Rock also spoke about the subject during a secret show with Dave Chappelle, later joking to fellow stand-up star after his own violent onstage brawl: “I got slapped the softest. [N-word] who ever rapped. ,
Meanwhile, Steve Harvey recently gave her Take the incident in the Oscars telecast during a speech at Georgia State University earlier this month.
The 65-year-old “Family Feud” host called the “King Richard” actor’s slap a “punk move” and said he “lost a lot of respect for him”.
“Act like a woman, think like a man” The author then went on to explain how his faith would have helped him if he had been in the same situation.
“I’m a Christian, but I’m really underdeveloped. I don’t have a high level of Christianity. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m like a 2. That’s the level of Christianity I can work at,” Harvey said.
He continued, “You slap [Dallas-based megachurch bishop] TD Jake, he’ll turn the other cheek. you slap me? If you sit back in your seat, Jada has to get out of the way. I’m that type of Christian.”