The East Bay Times reported “Chris Rock finally had more to say about Will Smith slapping him at the Oscars after he joined Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night, moments after Chappelle was likewise assaulted during a live performance.”
“Was that Will Smith?” Rock quipped, a reference to Smith walking up on stage at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27 to strike him after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith’s attack on Rock took place before a live global audience and raised concerns among Kathy Griffin and other comedians that it would give license to others to be “the next Will Smith” and physically lash out at comedians for jokes they don’t like. If nothing else, the attack on Chappelle highlights the possibility that comedians indeed face increased risk at shows, especially if they like to joke about sensitive or controversial topics.”
After Chapelle got attacked, Chris Rock came on stage and hit us with possibly the joke of the year “was that Will Smith?” pic.twitter.com/ldWQ3h0eln
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