D.L. Hughley has shared his two cents on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett’s bald head and according to him, Chris will always be the man who got slapped by Will at the Oscars and needs to be celebrated.
This is what Hughley had to say;
“[Will Smith] got to be celebrated. He got a standing ovation, he got to go to the after parties and get jiggy with it, and then he got to go home and write an apology. I don’t begrudge him that. But I’ll tell you this, I don’t think the offense was worth a lifetime of this.”
“Chris Rock will forever be the man who got slapped at the Oscars. Forever. I don’t think the offense matches the punishment. I do not at all. But it has happened and it will be indelible. We will forget what he said but never that he got slapped. There may well be a cure for alopecia but we’ll still remember this. We’re gonna always remember it.”
Rock has been silent for the most part about the matter, but Rock’s brothers aren’t pleased.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kenny Rock discussed his feelings about his brother being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.
“It eats at me watching it over and over again because you’ve seen a loved one being attacked and there’s nothing you can do about it,” Kenny Rock told the Times. “Every time I’m watching the videos, it’s like a rendition that just keeps going over and over in my head.”
“My brother was no threat to him and you just had no respect for him at that moment,” he added. “You just belittled him in front of millions of people that watch the show.”
Smith hit Chris Rock after Rock joked about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s close-cut hairstyle.
Pinkett Smith suffers hair loss due to alopecia.
Kenny Rock said his brother didn’t know about her medical condition and told the Times he would like to see the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences take back the best actor Oscar Smith won that night for his performance in “King Richard.”
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