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Chris Rock Shuts Down Audience Member Chanting 'F*** Will Smith'

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Chris Rock Shuts Down Audience Member Chanting 'F*** Will Smith'

Chris Rock shut down an audience member who shouted 'f*** Will Smith', referencing the now-infamous slap at the Oscars.

The comedian returned to The Wilbur in Boston on Wednesday (30 March), where he broke his silence about the incident at the Oscars.

Rock told the crowd: “Let me be all misty and s**t. I don't have a bunch of s**t to say about that, so if you came here for that...

“I had written a whole show before this weekend. I'm still processing what happened, so at some point I'll talk about that s**t. It'll be serious. It'll be funny, but right now I'm going to tell some jokes.”

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Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Rock also said he hasn't 'talked to anyone, despite what you heard'.

However, last night (31 March), according to People, an audience member yelled out: "F*** Will Smith!"

Rock, immediately decided to shut it down by replying: "No, no, no, no, no..."

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Just in case you somehow missed what happened at the ceremony, here's a quick recap.

In what was arguably the most viral moment of the year so far, the comedian suffered a smack to the face after he made a joke about Pinkett Smith's hair – a result of alopecia.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Rock joked: "Jada, I love you. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see you."

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At first, Smith appeared to laugh it off while Pinkett Smith rolled her eyes, but then he walked onto the stage and slapped the comedian.

As Smith walked off stage after hitting Rock, the seemingly-stunned comedian says: "Oh wow... wow. Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me."

Will angrily replied to the comment, shouting: "Keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth!"

The whole room then became uncomfortably silent, and Rock replied: "Wow, dude, it was a G.I. Jane joke!"

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Smith once again yelled: "Keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth!"

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Will has since released a formal apology to Rock and the Academy. He wrote on Instagram: "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.

"Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.

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"I would like to publicly apologise to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness. 

"I would also like to apologise to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologise to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behaviour has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.

"I am a work in progress."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Alamy

Topics: Will Smith

Anish Vij
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