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Chris Rock Breaks Silence at Will Smith Oscars Slap

Chris Rock has broken his silence following an altercation with Will Smith at the Oscars, with Will slapping Chris over a joke he made about Jada Pinkett Smith starring in GI Jane 2 – despite Jada being open about her struggle with alopecia .

Chris spoke in a stand-up special in Boston on March 30 (in audio obtained by Variety) about the incident, but said he would save most of his comments for a future performance where there was no previously scheduled material.

“How was your weekend?” Chris joked at the beginning of his set, adding: “I have no idea what happened so if you come to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote for this weekend. I’m still working on it process what happened. So at some point I’m going to talk about that shit. And it’s going to be serious and funny.” Then he said, “I’m going to tell some jokes. It’s nice to get away from it all.”

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Will apologized for the altercation a day after the Oscars, posting a statement on Instagram saying, in part, “Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was intolerable and unforgivable. Jokes at the expense of me.” me are part of the job, but joking about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”

He also addressed Chris directly, saying, “I want to publicly apologize, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I’m ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”

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Today, the Academy released a statement saying that the Board of Directors has initiated disciplinary proceedings for violations of the Academy’s standards, which could lead to “suspension, removal or other sanctions permitted by the statutes and standards of conduct.” “.

They also claimed that they asked Will to leave after the blow, saying: “Things unfolded in a way that we could not have foreseen. While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and declined, We also recognize that we could have handled the situation differently.”

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