As expected, Ricky Gervais is the newest famous to comment on the controversial slap of Will Smith in Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars ceremony. The ‘After Life’ protagonist defended the comedian over the hair joke of Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will’s wife.
“You don’t hit someone for a joke, no matter how bad it is – and it wasn’t bad. In fact, that was the quietest joke I could ever tell.”declared Gervais during a live.
The actor previously addressed the matter on his stand-up show and said he wouldn’t joke about Smith’s hair, but her “boyfriend” August Alsina: “Well, I’m getting a little bald – I’m handicapped. That means I can park right next to Tescos now.”.
Despite not apologizing to Rock during the speech – only to the Academy and fellow nominees – Smith commented on what happened on social media last Monday, the 28th. “I’d like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong”he wrote.