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'Ripped his mask off' Dave Chappelle exposes 'ugly' hidden side of Will Smith after slap
USA, Chappelle said that just moments before he was about to win the Best Actor award for his role in the film King Richard, he acted “like he was back in Philadelphia”.Chappelle, who is known for his satirical comedy sketches added: “Will did the impression of a perfect person for 30 years, and he ripped his mask off and showed us he was as ugly as the rest of us.“Whatever the consequences are… I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on again and lets his real face breathe.“I see myself in both men,” Chappelle added.Chris also spoke openly about the incident, dedicating a small portion of his comedy set to the event. It was during this part of the show that the funnyman said: “F*** your hostage video,” referring to the actor’s viral YouTube and Instagram apology video.Having posted the video back in July, these comments are the first time that Chris has aired his opinion on the video.The three-time Grammy award winning comic and actor also referred to Will as “Suge Smith” in reference to the former Death Row Records music executive Suge Knight, who is currently serving a 28-year jail sentence for voluntary manslaughter.Shortly after, the star swiftly moved on to say that he’d been back at work the following day after the slap, stressing that he was not a victim, before discussing an array of topics from Trump’s election to the dating habits of the Kardashian family.Similarly to Chris, Dave has also been attacked on stage, when performing back in Los Angeles back in May.
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Chris Rock ‘turned down’ chance to host next Oscars after controversial Will Smith slap
Chris Rock, 57, has reportedly said he was asked by the Academy to host next year’s Oscars, but that he turned the opportunity down.The star discussed the apparent offer during his stand-up routine, five months after he was slapped across the face by Will Smith, 53, live on stage.Earlier this year, the King Richard actor shocked onlookers as he stormed across the stage to smack the comedian after he made a joke at the expense of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 50.While the star has since apologised, the story rocked the world of showbiz for weeks on end, with many celebrities and other famous faces offering their perspectives on the altercation.Chris told his fans at a Phoenix stand-up gig that he had since been asked to host the award show, but explained why he didn’t think it would be a good idea.The Everybody Hates Chris actor joked to his audience that returning to the award ceremony would be like returning to a crime scene, according to a report from Arizona Republic. The comedian went on to jibe that coming back to host the Hollywood awards show would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson to "go back to the restaurant".This was in reference to the events that led to Nicole’s death and the infamous OJ Simpson trial that followed.The late mother-of-two ate at LA restaurant Mezzaluna Trattoria before she was murdered that evening in her Los Angeles home at the age of 35.The joke was made with a nod to the dramatic events surrounding the slap from the beloved Independence Day actor, which shook the world of Hollywood. Rock reportedly added that he had been offered to star in a Super Bowl commercial following the incident, but turned that down as well.Express.co.uk has contacted the Academy for comment.On March 27, viewers
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Will Smith jokes about difficulty of returning to social media after Oscars slap
Will Smith may have retreated from the public eye after his altercation with Chris Rock at this year's Oscars, but he's making big strides to return to the limelight. The Men in Black actor surprised his fans with an Instagram post which poked fun at his current situation. MORE: Will Smith faces new blow with unfortunate news after Oscars slapWill's life was forever changed after he slapped Chris on stage after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair loss, but he's slowly making a comeback. WATCH: Will Smith reappears months after Chris Rock Oscars slapOn Friday, Will posted a video of a gorilla having his bottom poked by a cheeky chimpanzee, and he captioned it: "Me trying to get back on social media."In the clip, the gorilla angrily swats the smaller animal away and fans had a mixed reaction to his post. READ: Chris Rock makes huge career announcement after Will Smith Oscars altercationMORE: Willow Smith breaks silence on dad Will Smith's Oscars altercationThere were crying with laughter and heart emojis, alongside messages, such as: "Comeeeeee backkkk," and, "One moment can't erase 30 plus years of good."A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith)Will Smith joked about his return to social media by posting a fun video But there were also shocked face emojis and surprise that he was sneaking back onto social media with a joke. His post marks the first since he fought back tears in an emotional statement addressing the incident on 29 July. MORE: Jada Pinkett Smith criticized for 'self-righteous' remarks about Will Smith's Oscars slapREAD: Will Smith lines up next movie role with major sequel projectAt the time, he broke his social media silence by answering questions from his fans.  Will recently returned
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Chris Rock finally speaks out about Will Smith Oscars slap
Will Smith, Chris Rock has addressed the incident. The star was performing at Madison Square Gardens in New York when he made an unsubtle comment regarding the altercation which happened in March after Chris joked about Jada Pinkett-Smith's hair loss. MORE: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's summer plans - all we know Chris was on stage alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chapelle when he said: "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," according to ET Online.WATCH: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the OscarsChris elaborated during his set the following day at when during a segment about overly senstive people, US Weekly reported that he said: “I’m not a victim."The statement comes days after Kevin - who is friends with both Will and Chris - spoke to Entertainment Tonight and said: "Will is apologetic, you know, he's in a better space, of course, than what he was after."People are human and as humans sometimes we make mistakes. So it's not about talking about the past, it's about acknowledging the present and doing your best to move forward."MORE: Chris Rock makes huge career announcement after Will Smith Oscars altercationMORE: Will Smith features in video as son Jaden celebrates his birthday Kevin continued: "I can only hope that the two of them find a way to find some solace in that and move past it … I still love him, I still love Chris, and, you know, you can’t judge a person by one thing.