During a sold-out show in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, Chris Rock finally spoke out addressing the Oscars slap during his set. Having remained silent about it for weeks, Rock touched on the tense encounter with Will Smith for only a second before continuing with his act.
Apparently, that was literally all Rock said regarding the slap. He went on as usual on his hour-and-a-half-long set as if he hadn’t said a word about it.
Rock’s mother, Rosaline “Rose” Rock, recently discussed her reaction to the incident on a local news station.
“When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us, but he really slapped me,” shared the matriarch. “When you hurt my child, you hurt me.”
She went on to call out the Oscar ban, claiming it was not sufficient punishment since the Smiths don’t even attend every year. Additionally, she claimed Smith’s apology was not genuine.