Chris Rock claimed that he doesn’t want Will Smith to slap him to define him and the rest of his career. Therefore, it doesn’t seem like he will be accepting Smith’s apology anytime soon.
What has happened on the 2022 Oscar stage?
We all know that #SlapGate is one of the most talked-about incidents of the year. Similarly, when people think of Oscars night, they think of old Hollywood glitz and glamour.
Likewise, the 2022 Oscar awards will forever be remembered as Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock.
The reason is that Chris compared Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith to G.I. Jane which made Will angry and he slapped Chris.
Did Will apologize to Chris Rock?
Will Smith won an Oscar award for his performance in “King Richard” just moments after the incident. However, Smith took a full day to apologize to Rock.
He stated his apology via Instagram,
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.”
He also added,
“I am embarrassed 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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Moreover, he also resigned from the Academy.
The reaction of Chris Rock after getting slapped!
After the incident happened at Oscar, Chris Rock remained tight-lipped. Similarly, he told his fans that he will talk about this topic when he finds the right time.
Likewise, a few nights later, Chris played a show in Jersey City.
Moreover, this city is close to Will’s hometown of Philadelphia, so he cracked a few jokes about that. Though, Chris Rock may never forgive Smith fully.
Will Chris ever forgive Will Smith for the slap?
About this topic, many people’s answer to the above question is no. No one will fully forgive when someone like Will slaps them at a live telecast.
Although the comedian, Rock declined to file charges against Smith, that doesn’t mean that everything is fine between them.
Similarly, according to some sources, it is seen that Chris is still shaken over the events that happened.
An Insider in a Hollywood Life stated,
“He can’t imagine forgiving Will, being friends with him. It is just a very weird thing to fully envelope. Rock also feels like it left a stain on his career that he won’t ever forget.”
In addition, he added,
“Chris Rock doesn’t want Will Smith to slap to define him and the rest of his career. It sucks that it is now part of his life forever.”
Similarly, the source also mentioned that Chris is absorbing everything, and his main focus remains on his comedy tour.
“It is still raw, emotional, and confusing to deal with and wrap his head around”.
The reaction of Chris’s family after the incident
Though the comedian has not talked about the incident much, his brother, Tony Rock has expressed his feelings about it via Twitter.
Likewise, Tony also answered a few fan questions online and also mentioned he did not believe Will’s apology.
Similarly, Kenny Rock who is the brother of Chris Rock also spoke about the incident. He states that he is having a tough time watching his brother go through this.
Likewise, Kenny also added, that they say time heals all, but maybe not in this case.
Relationship between Will Smith and Chris Rock after the night at Oscar
Chris and will had a very friendly relationship before the incident. Similarly, they have known each other since their days on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.
However, it wasn’t the first time, Rock had taken a jab at Jada Pinkett Smith back in 2016.
The relationship between them after the incident will not be normal. Chris may forgive Smith but he would never make the relationship the same as before!