Chris Rock has addressed the jab that he and others took at Jada Pinkett Smith, which prompted Will Smith to deliver the famous Oscar slam.
After Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife’s shaved head and likened it to GI Jane, he behaved in an improper manner in response to the remark.
Rock, who is 57 years old and has been rather quiet about the issue up until now, has suddenly spoken out about it as he prepares to go on a tour of the United Kingdom with fellow comedian Dave Chapelle.
In response to Chapelle’s inquiry regarding the level of discomfort caused by the blow, the man said, “God damned right… Even though it was a joke about bulls**t, he hit me for it, and it was the nicest joke I’ve ever delivered.
He said, “A lot of people forget who Will Smith is. Will put on an act for thirty years, pretending to be a faultless person, until finally ripping off his mask and admitting that he was as bit as repulsive as the rest of us.”
“No matter what the outcomes are… I really hope he’d take the mask off so the air could properly circulate around his face. ”
Smith also commented on the event, “I just wanted to say to you, Chris, that I’m sorry, that I acknowledge my conduct was inappropriate, and that I’m here for you whenever you’re ready to speak about it.
I’ve spent the last three months attempting to recreate that moment and make sense of all of its nuances and complexities, but I’m not going to make an effort to accomplish that right no.
However, I can promise you all that not a single part of me thinks that course of action was reasonable given the circumstances at the time.”