Chris Rock’s mother said Will Smith “slapped all of us” when he struck her son at the Oscars.
Rose Rock admitted she initially thought the altercation, which saw the King Richard star lash out at the comedian over a joke he made about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, was “staged” until Smith started using obscenities and she took the moment personally.
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Speaking recently to South Carolina news station WIS-TV, she told presenter Billie Jean Shaw: “I told someone, when Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us, but he really slapped me. When you hurt my child, you hurt me.”
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING When asked what she would say to Will, she replied: “I have no idea what I would say other than, ‘What in the world were you thinking?’ Because you did a slap, but so many things could have happened. Chris could have stepped back and fallen. You really could have gotten taken out in handcuffs. You didn’t think. You reacted to your wife giving you the side-eye, and you went up, and you made her day because she was bowled over laughing when it happened.”
Rose said her son is still “processing” what happened at the ceremony but she is “really, really proud” of how the Top 5 star responded at the time.
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