At one point we couldn’t get Chris Rock to say anything about the Oscar’s slap, but these days the comedian isn’t holding back, especially during his shows.
According to Fader Chris Rock said he actually declined an invitation to host the Oscars next year.
He likened it to Nicole Brown Simpson returning to the restaurant where she was killed.
Referencing the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Rock told the crowd at Arizona Financial Theatre (via Arizona Republic) that hosting next year would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson “to go back to the restaurant” where she left her glasses before being killed. He also referenced Smith’s role as Muhammad Ali in the 2001 biopic Ali, saying: “He’s bigger than me. The state of Nevada would not sanction a fight between me and Will Smith.”
The Academy has declined to comment on Rock’s remarks. In April it was announced that Smith has been banned from the Oscars or any Academy events for the next ten years.
The thing is, people are offended Chris even mentioned Nicole on stage, calling his joke offensive.
Okay, So Chris Rock made a joke about a black woman, and everyone was defending him Saying “oh he was joking”. Now, since he made a joke about a dead white woman, suddenly, everyone is offended. America, America has a problem. pic.twitter.com/rDK85LlTgb
— America’s Proble〽️ (@frdrck___) August 30, 2022
The more Chris Rock talks, the more you begin to see why Will Smith smacked fire outta him. https://t.co/d361mdPaU0
— Baker Mayfield Is My Homeboy (@NotoriousVIC007) August 29, 2022
Chris Rock is not a good person and says very slappable things very often. https://t.co/uRYEssrzpn
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 29, 2022
I’m so glad that I was Team Will and never wavered from that. Chris Rock being misogynist is the reason he got slapped in the 1st place. He is just reminding folk who he is. pic.twitter.com/9guPx1bai5
— I ♥️ PETTY BEYONCE’ (@KimShoeCrzy) August 30, 2022
— angel torres’ silly rabbit ☆ (@noimkilIingboys) August 29, 2022