Chris Rock always takes the high road.
The “Down to Earth” star performed again in Boston on Thursday night and silenced an audience member who cursed Will Smith, People reported. The fan shouted “Fk Will Smith”, but Rock didn’t have it.
“No, no, no, no, no…” Rock replied.
The famed comedian addressed Smith by slapping him for the first time at the Oscars on March 30 during his first performance since the headline-grabbing event, telling fans he was “always processing” what happened at the annual awards ceremony.
Rock, 57, then told his sold-out crowd that he would eventually talk about the incident, but “right now I’m going to tell jokes”.
Smith hasn’t commented beyond his public apology to Rock, but the Academy has since made several statements condemning Smith’s actions and then saying they asked him to leave but he “refused.” Sources later told TMZ that the organization’s statement was a lie.
Three insiders who allegedly attended Sunday’s ceremony and “witnessed various conversations” told the outlet that some wanted Smith, 53, gone, but others did not.
Sources also show the outlet alleged that the show’s producer Will Packer told the ‘King Richard’ star “he could stay.”
Packer will appear on “Good Morning America” Friday to share his version of dramatic events, but a teaser already shows him discussing the LAPD’s presence to arrest Smith if Rock had decided to press charges (he didn’t). not done).
“They were saying, ‘It’s a drum set,’ that’s the word they used at the time,” Packer said. “[The officers] said, ‘We’ll get it, we’re ready to do it now.'”