Chris Rock’s brother Tony has stood up for the comedian in a series of arguments with Will Smith, as he referenced the Oscars slap in the face during his recent stand-up show
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Chris Rock’s brother has doubled down on his conviction of Will Smith and his Oscar slap.
Stand-up comedian Tony Rock has already made his feelings towards Will crystal clear after watching the King Richard actor punch his older brother in the face live at the 94th Academy Awards.
In his final comedy performance, Tony took the stage and said to his audience, “If you think you’re going to get on that stage, that ain’t the damn Oscars.
“And if you walk here with your butt, you’re not nominated for shit, you’re nominated for those damn hands! Oh, we’re gonna bang the rest of the year. Every time you see me at a show, pop!”
He later added, “I didn’t mean to start the show like that!
“Are you going to hit my fucking brother because your b***h gave you a side eye?” he asked, again referring to that incident.
The jokes came after Tony had already said Will’s apologies for the shocking events weren’t enough.
Tony said he’s still waiting for Will to speak directly to his brother and their family.
Will broke his silence on Instagram 24 hours after the ceremony and said he wanted to publicly apologize to Chris.
The Fresh Prince star said he was embarrassed by his behavior, which he called “unacceptable and inexcusable.”
“There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” he wrote.
This weekend, Will took it a step further by retiring from the Oscars academy.
He said he wanted to “put the focus on those who deserve attention for their accomplishments” after stealing focus at the ceremony.
The move came two days after the academy met to begin talks about disciplinary action against Will.
In a statement, Will said he would accept whatever consequences the Board of Governors deemed appropriate.
Chris Rock has yet to directly acknowledge the events of last Sunday.
He has since embarked on his stand-up comedy tour, receiving a standing ovation for his first performance in Boston.
Sources at the show said Chris had tears in his eyes seeing the crowd’s reaction.
“Let me be all foggy and shitty,” Chris said. “I don’t have much to say about that, so if that’s why you came here…”
Chris also said he hasn’t spoken to Will about what happened “despite what you’ve heard.”
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Oscar producer Will Packer has since spoken out about what happened to Chris backstage immediately after the slap.
Packer said cops told Chris they were removing Will from the audience and arrested him on battery.
“We’re going to get him, we’re ready to get him now,” officers told Chris, according to Packer. “‘You can file a complaint. We can arrest him.”
Packer claimed Chris declined the request but did appeals to hear them before making a decision.
“They laid out the options, and as they talked, Chris was very dismissive of those options. He said, ‘No, I’m fine.’ He said, ‘No, no, no,'” Packer said.
In the end, Chris decided not to press charges because an LAPD spokesman said they would interfere, he decided to file a report at a later date.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/chris-rocks-brother-tony-takes-26622572 Chris Rock's brother Tony furiously slaps Will Smith again for Oscars slap