What Chris Rock’s Brother Thinks of Will Smith’s Apology

Chris Rock’s youthful brother, Tony, had a terse, one-word reply when a fan requested him on Twitter to explain his emotions about Will Smith‘s apology for slapping his sibling.

“Do you approve of the apology?,” somebody puzzled on Tuesday night time (March 29). “No,” replied Tony, 47, who can also be a slapstick comedian.

Smith made world headlines for smacking Oscar presenter Rock on stage on the 2022 Academy Awards on Sunday night time, after he stormed the stage and attacked the comic following a joke referencing the King Richard star’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head; she suffers from the autoimmune illness alopecia, which causes hair loss.

After hitting Rock with an open hand and stunning the sometimes unflappable comic into a short surprised silence, Smith twice shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing mouth!” from his front-row seat beside Pinkett Smith, whose situation Rock reportedly was not conscious of.

While Smith did apologize to the Academy and his fellow nominees on Sunday night time whereas accepting the very best actor trophy for Richard — however to not Rock — the actor posted an Instagram apology to the 57-year-old comic on Monday.

The weird incident was so surreal that at the beginning some questioned whether or not it was a staged bit. But Rock’s response made it clear that he was shocked by the stage rush and had certainly been struck with some drive.

So, when a Twitter person instructed in any other case — “That s–t was real? It felt like some stagged sh–t to me. If it was real, it was definitely foul and uncalled for” — Tony Rock puzzled, “Staged for?”

As of press time, Rock had not made a public assertion or posted a response to the assault, so when the back-and-forth with Tony Rock included with the query, “How is your brother doing?,” Tony mentioned, “All of them are fine, without elaborating.

And because comedy runs in the family, Tony also had a pithy response when asked whether Will Smith or “jada[s] boyfriend” hits tougher: “Mama Rock,” he wrote.

While rap impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs claimed that Smith and Rock made peace later that night time at an Oscars afterparty, when one other Twitter person requested if Diddy was mendacity when he mentioned all was good now, Tony posted a second curt response: “Yep.”

The “20 Questions Tuesday” Twitter spree included another alternative response from Tony to such queries as: “How did you feel about the Oscar fiasco?” (“Foul”), “What are u going to do to Will?” (“Respond”), “Sooooooo …….. Um … See anything interesting this weekend?” (“No. Heard alot though.”) and, most pointedly, “Replace your brother with Jerry Seinfeld on the stage that night, Would the narrative still be the same or Will Smith be locked up by LAPD?” (“You know.”)

Rock has declined to press charges in opposition to Smith, in line with the Los Angeles Police Department; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued an announcement on Monday during which it condemned Smith’s assault on Rock, revealing that it has “officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law.”

The viral Oscar’s second has elicited a startling array of responses, together with takes from Smith’s surprised mother, “traumatized” present co-host comic Amy Schumer and “sickened” comic/actor Jim Carrey, with Tony Rock wrapping issues up with a “not my call” when requested the query many have debated on social media over the previous few days: “should the Oscar be taken back? Should Chris get it for his remarkable composure during a live assault?”

Tony signed off by encouraging his followers to take a look at his brother’s award-winning 2009 documentary concerning the historical past of Black hair, Good Hair, writing, “Be sure to watch Good Hair since the narrative is now changed to all my bro does is disrespect women of color.”


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