Don’t expect Chris Rock and Will Smith to hug her anytime soon.
After Smith broke his silence about the Oscar slap in a video on Friday — he apologized to Rock and said he was “here when you’re ready to speak” — the word back seems to be that Smith shouldn’t hold his breath.
“Chris has no plans to contact Will,” a source said. Entertainment tonight on Monday. The insider went on to question the timing of Smith’s video, noting that it was a matter of helping himself, adding, “He needs to forgive the audience, not Chris.”
a People A source in the magazine had the same partisan line, saying, “Chris doesn’t need to talk. Obviously this is something that bothers Will more than Chris. And his issues need to be dealt with. Chris is fine.”
Another person said to this outlet, “The truth is that [Rock] It’s actually making jokes a good thing. This means that he evaluates it. But the pressures of the slap and its consequences did not control his life. Quite the opposite.”
That’s right – Rock was referring to the March 27 incident in his country Ego Death World Tour, Which began in the wake of the Oscars. In May, he made statements about restoring his “hearing” after he was “punched in the face”. Last weekend, while performing in Atlanta, Rock referred to King Richard Actor as “Suge Smith”. Marion “Suge” Knight, founder of Death Row Records, has a long history of violence – and is currently imprisoned.
Since these rockstars have been whispering to entertainment news outlets, Smith’s sources have also been making it clear that the video wasn’t just a publicity stunt.
“There was no rhyme or reason for it other than the passing of time, the work was done, the questions themselves were popping up, and people really wanted to hear from it,” said an insider. People. “There was a general feeling that it was time and that he was in a place where he had more things to say.”
The person said Smith “is very sorry, still does a lot of work and he’s also a human and made a mistake. He’s going to move forward with the same positivity he’s always had.”
while us weekly It was suggested that Jada Pinkett Smith was the driving force behind the video. She was, of course, Rock’s target Ji Jin A teaser on Oscar night, prompting Smith to storm the stage to slap and curse an unsuspecting rock who is said to have not known she had alopecia.
Smith “never wanted to “apologise publicly,” that outlet claimed, but Pinkett Smith “was pushing Will to apologize for becoming this really dark cloud over her.” red table discussion series “because of people looking for ‘any mention of that moment’ on its show. Smith’s team hoped the controversy would end, but it didn’t” and it became “impossible for him to move forward successfully unless [addressed it]’ claimed the insider.
Rock and Smith representatives did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.
On Friday, Smith dropped the video, responding to what he said were questions from fans about the incident. In it, he told Rock, “My behavior has been unacceptable, and I’m here whenever I’m ready to speak.” He also denied that Pinkett Smith encouraged the slap. “I chose on my own from my own experience, from my history with Chris,” he said. “Jada had nothing to do with it.”
Smith won Best Actor shortly after he blew him off on Oscar night, and he didn’t apologize to Rock in his speech. Then he went to the Oscars and celebrated his victory. On Friday, he said that after the slap, he was “disturbed” and the rest of the night was “foggy.”
The day after the slap, Smith posted an apology on Instagram, saying he was “out of line” for hitting Rock, but said the joke about Jada’s “medical condition” bothered him. Amid an investigation into the events of that night, Smith resigned from the academy days later, issuing another statement calling his behavior “unforgivable.” A week later, the organization banned him from attending the Oscars and other events for 10 years.