Chris Rock's mother criticizes punishment for Will Smith
The mother of Chris Rock , who suffered from the attack of Will Smith at the Oscars 2022, expressed her opinion for the first time about what happened. She considered the Academy's decision to ban Smith from events for ten years insufficient.
What does this even mean? They do not participate in them every year," commented Rose Rock. She also admitted that she was disappointed that Smith did not apologize to her son in person. "His people wrote an article that said, 'I apologize to Chris Rock.' But it has to be very personal. You have to do it yourself; reach out," the woman believes.
According to Rose Rock, the culprit of the incident, Will Smith, simply went on about his wife. "I would tell him, 'What the hell were you thinking?' You slapped me, but so many things could have happened. Chris could step back, stumble and fall. You really could have been taken out in handcuffs. You didn't think. You reacted to your wife giving you a sideways look; you stood up and made her happy because she laughed when it happened," she remarked and added, "When you hit my baby. You hit me."
Recall that Will Smith received the Academy Award this evening after the incident.
She also remarked on Smith's apology and said how he has yet to reach out to Chris Rock. Finally, however, the actor turned to social media for a public apology. "I'm sorry he never apologized," Rose said. I mean, his people wrote a piece that said, 'I apologize to Chris Rock,' but you see, there's something personal about it, you get it.
When he slapped Chris, he hit us all. He really hit me, Rose said. No one even heard his speech. No one could live at that point because everyone was sitting like, 'What occurred now? After the incident, she reached out to her son to check on him and compliment him on his reaction.