Chris Rock's Mom Holds Nothing Back as She Breaks Silence on Oscars Slap

Chris Rock's Mom Holds Nothing Back as She Breaks Silence on Oscars Slap

  • American actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards nearly a month ago
  • Rock's mother has spoken out for the first time since the incident, Rose stated that at first, she thought the slap was staged
  • She said her son did not deserve the slap as he was just happy to present the award to Questlove during the ceremony

Chris Rock's mother has opened up about the incident involving her son and Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards.

On Friday, April 22, Rose Rock sat in an interview with local South Carolina news station WIS-TV.

Chris Rocks' mom addresses her son's incident with Will Smith at the Oscars last month.
Chris Rocks' mom speaks out after Wil Smith slapped her son. Photo: People.
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According to People, she discussed the moment when Smith walked onstage at the Oscars and struck Chris, in response to a joke the comedian made about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head.

Rose said that she as well felt the pain of Will's slap on Chris because the latter is her son.

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"You reacted to your wife giving you the side-eye, and you went and made her day because she was mulled over laughing when it happened," Rose said.

Speaking on the 10-year ban, Rose Rock said:

"What does that mean? You don't even go every year."

Rose shared that she initially thought the incident was staged while watching it unfold during the broadcast from her home but realised it was real when Smith, 53 started using "obscenities."

"When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us. He really slapped me," she said. "Because when you hurt my child, you hurt me."

Smith apologises for smacking Rock

In other news, a day after the story went viral across the world, Smith came out to say violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive.

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In a statement on social media, the I am Legend star condemned his own behaviour at the previous night’s Academy Awards, terming it as unacceptable and inexcusable.

He explained that as much as jokes at his expense are a part of the job, a joke about his wife's medical condition was too much to bear, making him react emotionally.

Source: Legit.ng

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