The 94th Academy Awards has been trending on Twitter for the past 24 hours after Will Smith casually walked up to Chris Rock and smacked him across the face on live television.
The seasoned actor/MC sprung into action after the comedian made a G.I. Jane joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett, which apparently sent him over the edge.
On Monday (March 28), the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star issued an official apology to Rock and took full accountability for the very public assault. Around the same time, a purported apology from Chris Rock to Pinkett, Smith and the rest of their family started making the rounds.
However, Rock’s team has officially shut that down.
According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Senior Film Editor Rebecca Keegan, “Chris Rock has not yet issued a statement. There is a statement going around purporting to be from Rock that is not from him, per his team.
It’s the one that starts, ‘As a comedian, it can be difficult to understand…’”
Chris Rock has not yet issued a statement. There is a statement going around purporting to be from Rock that is not from him, per his team. It’s the one that starts, “As a comedian it can be difficult to understand…”
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) March 29, 2022
Source: HipHop DX