Actor Will Smith beat out comedian Chris Rock at his 2022 Academy Awards earlier this year. At a recent stand-up show, Chris said Will slapped him with the nicest joke he’d ever told.Chris joked about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith at the awards ceremony. was
Speaking to an audience about the stroke on a recent comedy show with Dave Chappelle in England, Chris said, “It… didn’t hurt? Exactly. My mom hit me with a cop joke.
In March, at the 2022 Oscars, Will took the stage and punched Chris after joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Chris said, referring to Demi Moore’s 1997 film GI Jane, that Jada made the decision to shave her head after being diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, on a talk show years ago. After the incident, Will was banned from attending the Academy Awards for the next ten years. Will shared a video on YouTube in July in which he answered some of the most frequently asked questions, including why he didn’t apologize to Chris during his acceptance speech. “At that point I was in a blur,” Will admitted, not immediately apologizing, saying, “It’s all blurry.”
Will had reached out to Chris to discuss the event, but the actor claimed Chris wasn’t ready to meet with him yet. Aside from YouTube footage, Will has largely remained silent about the confrontation.A few days after the Oscars, he posted an apology to the public on Instagram.