Chris Rock in the Oscars slap: “Yeah That Sh*t Hurt”

Chris Rock is finally opening up about the slap heard around the world in the Oscars broadcast in March, and he gets straight to the heart of the matter.

“Anyone who says painful words hasn’t been punched in the face,” Rock said Sunday at one of his comedy shows this past weekend. I am not a victim. Yes, it does not hurt, mother *** er. But I got rid of that and went to work the next day. I don’t go to the hospital for paper cutting.”

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The infamous accident happened this year Oscars When Rock told a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s presence in GI Jane 2. The joke referred to Pinkett Smith’s alopecia and her short hair. While she was sometimes playful in the past about her condition, she was visibly upset by the joke, and Will Smith took to the stage to confront Rock and verbally slap him.

While Some think the scene was a bit planned, many realized that the broadcast wasn’t muffled once as Smith started yelling at Rock after returning to his seat. Previously, Rock declined to comment on the incident, Saying he was hanging when he got paid to do it. Smith will go to Oscar win for his role in King Richard Later that same evening, reference was made to the incident during his acceptance speech.

Smith later I apologize in a statement to rock and academiabut that did not prevent the Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Smith was banned from all academy activities for 10 years.

The slap caused ripples in Hollywood for Smith, but according to his friend and co-star in the Bad Boys, You shouldn’t eliminate the development of Bad Boys 4Although it was postponed after the accident.

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Casey is a freelance writer for IGN. You can usually find him talking about JRPGs on Twitter at Tweet embed.

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