It’s been a few days since Will Smith delivered an open-handed bitch slap to Chris Rock‘s face at the 94h annual Oscars and people can still hear the ringing in their ears. Will has since apologized, but we don’t care. Sir, you slapped a grown man in his face during the damn Oscars. You will never live this down. But even with all of this drama still swirling around, Chris hasn’t really been saying much. Of course, people like Sean Diddy Combs have tried to make us believe that everything between them is all grits and gravy, but Chris’ brother Tony Rock is combating that narrative by letting everyone know that things between Will and Chris aren’t good at all.
Everyone can recall the moment Diddy played Captain Save-A-Hoe to inform everyone that Chris and Will made up and everything was fine. But according to NBC News Chris’ brother Tony, who is also a comedian, says that’s all a bunch of lies and propaganda.
On Tuesday night, Chris Rock’s brother Tony, who is also a comedian, responded on Twitter to several questions about the incident.
“Do you approve of the apology?” one person asked Tony Rock.
“No,” he replied.
Tony Rock also said that the two stars have not made up, despite reports to the contrary, and retweeted another comment praising his big brother.
@TONYROCK so Diddy was lying when he said Chris and Will made up that night and are good now?
— Breezy F (@Breesymone) March 30, 2022
Another thing that has grown from this controversy is that people are now ready to cancel Chris for being yet another Black man whose nipples dance at the opportunity to disrespect Black women. Tony also had a counter for that perspective when he reminded everyone about Chris’ 2009 documentary Good Hair, which was a celebration of Black women and the lucrative hair care industry.
Be sure to watch 'Good Hair' since the narrative is now changed to all my bro does is disrespect women of color.
— Tony Rock (@TONYROCK) March 30, 2022
People also reports that Will has previously asked Chris to not make fun of Jada anymore, which he has been doing for many years. And the night of the Slap Heard ‘Round The World was the culmination of the term “It’s On Sight!” because as soon as Will heard Chris’ joke he decided to turn into the Incredible Hulk and smash Chris in the face.
One insider says Smith has been peeved since Rock hosted the Oscars in 2016 and took a jab at Pinkett Smith, 50, for boycotting the ceremony because of the awards’ lack of diversity. “He made fun of her in his monologue, saying she can’t boycott something she wasn’t invited to,” the source says. According to another source, the two men “have been friendly, but Chris has also been making fun of Jada for years. At first, Will used to laugh about it, but it really bothered Jada. Will has privately told Chris before to stop making fun of her, and that’s why this night escalated.” (A rep for Rock denies this.)
I guess the takeaway here is don’t make fun of Jada. But we all know that’s never going to stop so I suggest at next year’s Oscars that every comedian who is asked to present should bring their boxing gloves just in case they need to bob and weave a few attacks before announcing “And the Oscar goes to….”