Chris Rock is still not saying how he feels about getting slapped by Will Smith, but he is still making passing jokes about the incident.
The comedian was on stage in Atlanta on Friday night as part of his "Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour," hours after Smith posted a nearly six-minute video saying he's "deeply remorseful" for slapping Rock during the Academy Awards in March.
Rock has made subtle nods to the slap in comedy shows in the months since, but he has not publicly addressed it at length. He took the same approach during his performance on Friday.
"Everybody is trying to be a f---ing victim. If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims," Rock said. "Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith ... I went to work the next day, I got kids."
He later quipped, "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face."
Smith charged the stage and hit Rock after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's hairstyle, who suffers from alopecia.
In the video posted on his social media accounts, a solemn Smith starts with a message on screen: "Over the last few months, I've been doing a lot of thinking and personal work. ... You asked a lot of fair questions that I wanted to take some time to answer," it reads.
Chris Rock jokes he was 'smacked by Suge Smith' after Will Smith apology video
pernando adikate / Jul 30, 2022