Will Smith, who did not apologize to Rock in his award speech, later apologized with a post on Instagram.
Chris Rock broke his silence about the slap that marked the Oscar ceremony last Sunday night. Comedian Chris Rock, who took the stage to announce the award in the Best Documentary category at the ceremony, made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who was sitting in the front row, and Will Smith, who went on stage, slapped Chris Rock.
Minutes after these scandalous moments, Will Smith, who was announced to have won the Best Actor Oscar for the movie “King Richard”, apologized to the Academy and the guests in his award speech, but did not mention Chris Rock. Smith apologized to Rock in an Instagram post 24 hours later and said his behavior was unacceptable.
Speaking for the first time about the incident, 57-year-old Chris Rock stated that he is still trying to make sense of what happened. According to the news in People magazine, the comedian, who was on stage for a stand-up show in Boston, said that at one point he would talk seriously about what happened, but for now, he would only present the jokes he prepared for his show.
According to audience reports, Chris Rock made no further statements regarding the event at the Oscars during the show and did not mention Will Smith’s name once. Viewers of the show also said that some viewers shouted Will Smith’s name, but the Rock remained unresponsive.