Comedian Chris Rock turned off a fan from the audience who chanted “f *** Will Smith” during his live performance in Boston. During the last gig on Thursday, Chris briefly mentioned the Oscar controversy, during which Will slapped him in the face over a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Chris joked about how Jada’s hair matches Demi Moore’s shaved head in the movie GI Jane. (Also read: Academy reveals that Will Smith “was asked to leave the ceremony but refused” after beating Chris Rock)
During the last gig, a Chris fan shouted “f *** Will Smith”, to which he immediately replied “No, no, no, no, no.” Chris did two shows at the same venue on Thursday, where he brought up the controversy for the first time. He asked the audience about their weekend and said during his first performance: “I have a whole show … that I wrote before the weekend, so if you came here for it I’m still processing it. I’ll talk about it, and it will to be serious and it will be fun, but not tonight. “
During his second appearance, Chris said he has not been in contact with Will since the incident. He said, “I did not talk to anyone, despite what you heard,” and that he did not want to “talk about that shit.”
Chris later told the audience, “Besides some other pretty weird things, life is pretty good right now.” The comedian received great cheers at the show, which lasted about an hour, according to The Hollywood.
For the ignorant, this show is part of the Chris Ego Death World Tour, which takes place in the fall. This appearance came after Will took to his Instagram on Monday to apologize for beating Chris on stage during the live Oscar show. “I would like to apologize to you publicly, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am ashamed and my actions were not signs of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.” , Will wrote on Instagram.
“Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive. My behavior at yesterday’s Oscars was unacceptable and unforgivable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.” , he said in his apology.
Last weekend, when he presented the best documentary at the Oscars, Chris joked about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. He said he could not wait to see Jada, who has alopecia, play the lead role in GI Jane 2, which led to Will going on stage and beating him. Will returned to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name away from your fu *** mouth!” A few minutes after the event, Will was named Best Actor at the Oscars.
(With input from ANI)