- Will Smith and Chris Rock made the 2022 Oscars unforgettable
- Will Smith slapped the comedian host in the face
- This is what's going on between them months later
At this year's Oscars, two celebrities caused quite a stir. After the presenter of the award ceremony, Chris Rock, had made fun of Will Smith's wife Jada, the latter went into a frenzy.
He stormed onto the stage and slapped the presenter across the face in front of everyone.
There's no reconciliation in sight between Will Smith and Chris Rock
For a long time, the two were the talk of the media. On July 29, 2022, Will Smith even apologized to Chris. He uploaded a video on his Instagram channel addressing Rock: "I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk, said Smith. I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable. I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk."
The comedian made an appearance in Atlanta a few days later. However, he did not respond to Will's apology. Instead, he made jokes about him: "Everyone is trying to be a f***ing victim. If everyone claims to be a victim, then no one will listen to the real victims...Even me, who was slapped by Suge Smith. I went to work the next day, I got kids," Rock said, according to People magazine.
Later, during a performance at London's O2 Arena, Will Smith became the subject of his jokes again. This time, Rock even addressed Will's video. "F*ck your hostage video" is what Chris said about it, according to Deadline. A reconciliation between the two is not likely to happen anytime soon.
For Smith, the scandal has had major consequences. His business partners left him and he is banned from attending the Oscar award ceremony for ten years.