One more comic is rehashing Will Smith’s Oscars incident and is standing by Chris Rock’s facet. The comedy group has rallied round Chris Rock after he took a slap to the face in the course of the current Academy Awards. Smith has provided a public apology and The Academy has issued its punishment, and it is going to be one other 10 years earlier than the Oscar-winning actor will be capable to attend any occasions linked with the group. In the meantime, Rock has but to make a proper assertion in regards to the incident however he has touched on the subject throughout his reveals.

Whereas the chaos surrounding the altercation has dissipated, Jay Leno is respiratory new life into the dialog by addressing the controversy throughout an interview with the Palm Seaside Day by day Information. He was within the Oscars crowd when the incident occurred. 

Chris Rock, Will Smith
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“To me, the factor that is most annoying wasn’t the slap, as a result of he was sort of smirking after he slapped [Rock],” mentioned Leno, who additionally talked about that he believes Smith to be a “good man.” The previous Tonight Present host added, “It was the yelling of the obscenities. You then go, ‘Whoa. What is going on on right here?’ That is actual anger.”

Leno additionally did not perceive The Academy’s response once they mentioned they might be investigating what occurred. 

“What are you investigating?” Leno mentioned. “It needed to be probably the most recorded assault in historical past. I noticed the again of his shoe, I noticed Chris’s ear. There have been so many cameras on this incident. What are you investigating? I do know generally issues are simply what they look like.”