In his first UK performance since the Oscars, Chris Rock made fun of Will Smith being slapped in the face. The comedian made fun of the event during his show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday night (12).
According to British media reports, the actor started the presentation by mentioning the struggle. Chris joked, “I’m fine if anyone was wondering. I’ve got most of my hearing back and I’m trying to put up a good performance.” People expect me to talk about this story but I won’t talk about it now, one day, I’ll speak on Netflix,” he said.
Throughout the show, Rock returned to the theme, leaving comments on his criticisms: “Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face”.
In March, during the Academy Awards ceremony, Will Smith took the stage and slapped Chris Rock, who was presenting the award. The conflict began after a comedian made a joke about the shaved hair of Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.
Claiming to have taken “unacceptable action”, Smith apologized for the attitude and resigned from the Academy on 1 April. A week later, the actor was banned from the Oscars for 10 years.