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Adam Sandler Shows Support For Chris Rock After Oscars Incident

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Adam Sandler Shows Support For Chris Rock After Oscars Incident

Adam Sandler has thrown his support at Chris Rock after the Oscars incident this weekend.

The Uncut Gems star, 55, has backed the comedian who was at the receiving end of an angry Will Smith at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. 

Sandler took to Instagram on Tuesday 29th March to tell Rock that he is excited for his Ego Death World Tour, writing: “Can’t wait for this. Love you buddy!”

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The comedian recently announced dates for his comedy world tour amid the Oscars controversy and is set to head to the UK for four days in May. 

The Ego Death tour is currently taking place in the US before being kicked off at The Royal Albert Hall on 12th May, before going on to venues in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.

Rock is also touring New Zealand and Australia in August this year. 

Sandler and Rock have been long-time friends and co-workers, having worked together on Saturday Night Live in the early 90s and were dubbed as the ‘Bad Boys’ of SNL.

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They went on to star together in The Week Of, as well as the Grown Ups film duology. 

Rock has declined to press charges against Smith for slapping him right across the face in the middle of the Academy Awards presentation.

People couldn't work out whether it was a scripted moment, however video footage showed Smith properly land the slap on Rock's face.

Considering it wasn't just a 'bit' many wondered whether Smith could be criminally punished for the act.

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But the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that won't be happening.

In a statement to Variety, the LAPD said: "LAPD investigative entities are aware of an incident between two individuals during the Academy Awards program.

"The incident involved one individual slapping another. The individual involved has declined to file a police report.

"If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report."

Featured Image Credit: ABC / Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Adam Sandler, Celebrity, News, Will Smith, Chris Rock

Gabriella Ferlita
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