It’s been almost a month since Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith at this year’s Academy Awards. Many people have weighed in about the situation, now Chris Rock’s mother is sharing her thoughts about the whole incident.
During an interview with South Carolina’s WISTV, Chris’ mother Rose Rock shared her thoughts about the slap and revealed that the incident not only affected Chris. She said,
“When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us, but he really slapped me.” When asked why does she say that, Ms. Rose continued to say, “When you hurt my child, you hurt me.”
She was also asked if given the chance to speak to Will what would she say.
“I have no idea what I would say other than, what in the world were you thinking? You did a slap, but so many things could have happened from that. Chris could have stepped back and fallen. You really could have gotten taken out in handcuffs…you didn’t think. You reacted to your wife giving you the side-eye and you went and made her day because she was mulled over laughing when it happened,” she said.
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Ms. Rose, who was not in attendance at this year’s show, says Chris was excited to present Quest Love with his award, but the moment was taken away due to the slap.
She added, “No one even heard his speech. No one was able to just be in the moment because everyone was sitting there like, ‘what just happened?'”
The new season of “Red Table Talk,” began earlier this week, and at the start of the new episode, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that the Smith family is still healing following the Oscars incident. She said, “Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing. Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls.”
Earlier this month, the Academy announced that Will Smith is banned from attending the Oscars and any Academy events for the next 10 years.
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