Chris Rock broke his silence about Sunday’s Oscar smackdown in entrance of an energized crowd of passionate supporters at a comedy present in Boston Wednesday evening.
“You got me all misty and s—,” Rock, 57, stated after basking in a rousing, almost two-minute standing ovation as he took the stage on the Wilbur Theater to start out a run of exhibits.
“How was your weekend?” Rock, sporting a white outfit, requested the cheering crowd.
“I don’t have a bunch of s— about what happened,” he stated of the elephant within the room, explaining that he had already ready a whole set.
“I had like a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still kinda processing what happened. So at some point, I’ll talk about that s–.”
“Sue him, Chris, sue him,” an viewers member yelled out.
“So I’m gonna tell some jokes. It’s nice to be out,” Rock stated as he dove into his set, which was scheduled earlier than the comedian was attacked by Will Smith on Hollywood’s greatest stage.
In the center of Rock’s act, there was an altercation at the back of the orchestra that resulted in a person getting maced and kicked out of the theater by a number of safety guards, police confirmed.
The perpetrator was hitting the door and whining, based on a Post photographer who witnessed the tail finish of the incident.
“Shut the f–k up!,” a girl within the viewers yelled.
“Is the entire tour going to be like this?,” Rock requested the group.
The kerfuffle got here three days after Smith, 53, had charged the stage and slapped Rock on nationwide tv after the presenter poked enjoyable at his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, saying “’G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it.”
Will initially burst into laughter however ran on stage after Jada, who suffers from alopecia, rolled her eyes on the quip. He returned to his seat and shouted profanities at Rock, who coolly stored the present shifting.
Smith then refused to go away the Oscars when requested by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, it was revealed Wednesday. Minutes later, he accepted a Best Actor trophy for his efficiency in “King Richard” to a standing ovation.
The actor, who’s below investigation for violating the Academy’s code of conduct and topic to arrest, apologized to Rock the following day. The comedian had remained tight-lipped concerning the viral incident till taking the stage in Beantown.
After the present, most followers stated they understood why Rock didn’t delve into the topic at size and weren’t dissatisfied.
“After all that is said and done, no. Maybe in the beginning going in, I hoped he said something, but I gotta say it couldn’t have been handled in a better way,” stated Angela Long, 59.
“He’s humble. He handled it as a class act just like he did at the Academy Awards,” the Quincy lady added.
Andrew Nodell, 34, who works within the public relations business and was additionally on the Oscars, advised The Post, “Chris’ silence speaks louder than Will Smith’s actions.”
“Do I wish he talked more about Will Smith? No, because I feel like everything he’s done so far speaks for itself,” stated Nodell.
When requested concerning the scene on the Dolby Theater in Hollywood Sunday, Nodell stated the star-studded crowd didn’t know react.
“Well I imply the entire room went silent. Everyone thought it was a gag … Once Will Smith began mouthing off, it was like, ‘Ohh, this is actually real.’
“There was a lot of confusion because we didn’t know what [happened]. It was so atypical of Will Smith to behave like that. It wasn’t what we expected from Will Smith.”
During Rock’s 10 p.m. set on the theater, the comedian denied he had any “meetings” concerning the incident.
“No matter what you read or heard, I have not addressed it yet. I have not had the meetings,” Rock advised the group, based on Matt Ribaudo, a fan who attended the second present.
Sean “Diddy” Combs had told Page Six that Rock and Smith met after the Oscars to make amends.
Rock additionally appeared to downplay the notorious slap throughout his second set by saying the worst factor to return out of final weekend was his daughter not entering into the faculty of her selection, two ticketholders advised The Post.
After the comedian left the theater, he was escorted right into a ready black SUV with out addressing followers or reporters.