mother Chris RockRose Rock, speak out about The Academy’s decision to ban Will Smith attended the Oscars for 10 years. Rose Rock said the decision was meaningless.
“What does that mean? You don’t even go to the Oscars every year,” said Rose Rock Hollywood Reporter which was released on Saturday (23/4).
Furthermore, Rose Rock said he had no desire for the Academy to revoke Will Smith’s Oscar. However, he felt very proud of his son’s attitude in responding to the incident.
On that occasion, Rose Rock also admitted that he felt pain when he saw his son being slapped by Will Smith.
“I told someone when Will slapped Chris he slapped all of us but he actually slapped me,” she said.
“When you hurt my son, you hurt me,” continued Rose Rock.
He also said his son was doing well, but was “still processing” the incident.
Meanwhile, Rose Rock did not see the apology uploaded by Will Smith through his Instagram account as sincere.
“I feel very sad because he never apologized [secara langsung]said Rose Rock.
“The words, ‘I’m sorry Chris Rock’, those people wrote, but something like that is personal. You [seharusnya] speak directly,” he added.
When he was asked about his views when he met Will Smith in person, Rose Rock replied that he wanted to ask about the reason Smith slapped his son.
“I don’t know what to say other than, ‘What are you really thinking?’ Because, you get slapped, there are a lot of things that can happen. Chris could have just bounced and fallen,” said Rose Rock.
“You can literally be taken out in handcuffs. You don’t think. You react just to see your wife turn to the side and then you go up and think you’ve made the day fun because she burst out laughing when it happened.”
Chris Rock joked about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who went bald after shaving off her hair. He did this because he had alopecia. As is known, the 2022 Oscars were marked by a controversial incident when Will Smith went on stage and slapped Chris Rock.
Will Smith’s arrival on stage was unexpected by Chris Rock. He initially thought Will Smith was going to be joking too, until the actor’s swing landed hard on Chris Rock’s cheek.
As a result, Will Smith resigned from membership of The Academy, and the Academy banned Will Smith from attending any events related to the Academy Awards for the next 10 years.