Chris Rock’s response to Will Smith’s emotional video apology for that Oscars slap? A shrug and a brand new nickname for the “King Richard” star: “Suge Smith.”
Rock took the stage for a present on the Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia simply hours after Smith launched the video, the place, in response to People, he didn’t handle the apology, however instructed the group, “Everyone is making an attempt to be a f—ing sufferer. If all people claims to be a sufferer, then no person will hear the true victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith… I went to work the subsequent day, I obtained children,” he stated, referencing jailed Loss of life Row Information cofounder Suge Knight.
“Anybody who says phrases damage has by no means been punched within the face,” Rock quipped through the present, which is a part of his Ego Loss of life World Tour.
In his video, wherein Smith known as his conduct on Oscar evening “unacceptable,” he additionally instructed Rock, “I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak.”
Smith added he’d been instructed that Rock was “not prepared to speak” and would “attain out” when he was.
For his actions, Smith didn’t have to offer again his Finest Actor Oscar statuette he received the identical evening, however he was banned by the Academy from attending any of its occasions for the following 10 years. He additionally resigned as an Academy member earlier than the board handed down his punishment.