It looks like Chris Rock continues to use the art of stand-up comedy to address the Oscars incident with Will Smith, and during his final show he briefly addressed Will’s apology video, which was released back in July.
According to Deadline, both Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle addressed the attacks they both experienced on stage earlier this year during a performance at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night. During his set, Chris Rock took some time to talk about Will Smith’s situation, during which he said, “Fuck your hostage video,” which was in response to the apology video Will posted on his YouTube channel and Instagram had July.
As previously reported, the video was Will’s first on-camera appearance since the incident. In the video, he verbally apologized to Chris, saying:
“I have reached out to Chris and the message that has come back is that he is not ready to speak and if he is he will get in touch. So I’ll tell you Chris, I apologize, my behavior was unacceptable and I’ll be here if you’re ready to talk.”
Speaking about the incident that happened in March during a show in Liverpool, Chris said:
“Will looked perfect for 30 years and he ripped off his mask and showed us he was just as ugly as the rest of us. Whatever the consequences… I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on and let his true colors breathe. I see myself in both men.”
During a show in Phoenix, AZ also shared with Chris Rock that he turned down an offer to host next year’s Oscars, saying that returning to the show is like returning to the crime scene. Referring to the OJ Simpson murder case, he said it was like asking Nicole Brown Simpson to “go back to the restaurant,” which happened before she died.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94