Chris Rock keeps it chill and low key during first public appearance since Will Smith slap
Chris Rock was spotted arriving in Boston on Tuesday, March 29. This is the first time the comedian was seen out in public following Will Smith’s assault. The 57-year-old was reportedly in the city for a series of performances at the city's Wilbur theater for his Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour 2022.
According to an eyewitness, Chris "was seen making a very low-key arrival, keeping his head down" as he swiftly entered his already awaiting sprinter van. Up until now Chris has not said anything about the incident and is "refusing to answer questions about the Oscar slap."
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After checking in at his hotel the star comedian was "later seen leaving with his entourage, again quickly exiting a side door and immediately getting into his waiting vehicle." the eyewitness added.
Meanwhile, Will Smith is showing remorse over the physical altercation on Oscar’s night on his Instagram page. He wrote, "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness."
Many Hollywood stars are have spoken up about the incident, most of them siding with Chris Rock. Comedian and Oscar’s 2022 host Amy Schumer confessed in an Instagram post that she was "Still triggered and traumatized, I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing. So much pain in @willsmith anyway I'm still in shock and stunned and sad. I'm proud of myself and my cohosts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed."