The 2022 Oscars gala will be scarred for life by the embarrassing scene starring Chris Rock and Will Smith. The comedian, let us remember, received a slap from the actor for making a joke about the alopecia suffered by his wife, Jada Smith. It was an unplanned event that the cameras captured live, in great detail. The moment Will Smith lands the blow, indeed, has been constantly shared across social media and various portals, and it looks like Chris Rock is taking – sort of – a slice of it.
The comedian, in particular, has been promoting a tour of various locations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand since February. However, it wasn’t until the dramatic moment of the Oscars that ticket sales to attend some of their shows have skyrocketed, as confirmed by various media and online ticket purchase portals. TickPick, one such website, revealed on its Twitter profile that they sold more tickets to see Chris Rock the night after the Oscars than they did last month.
Ticket prices look the To show also by Chris Rock were slaughtered. Those of his next performance, scheduled for Wednesday March 30 at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, cost $46 on March 18. After the Oscars event, the price of a ticket is around 411 dollars.
Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for slapping him at the Oscars
Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock came moments after he compared Jade Smith, who suffers from alopecia, with the movie’s Lt. O’Neil G.I. Jane. “Jade I love you GI Jane 2 can’t wait to see you”said the actor. After the slap, the actor returned to his seat and warned Rock, “Get my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.”
Moments later, Will Smith won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Williams Method. In his speech, he tried to justify the reason for this blow, alleging that “love makes people do crazy things”. The American apologized to the academy and his colleagues at the time, but it was only a few hours ago that did it with Chris Rock. “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I crossed the line and got it wrong. I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. there is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness,” Will said. Smith in a post shared on the Instagram profile.
The academy, for its part, has confirmed that will open an investigation for what happened, while Chris Rock decided not to report the actor, as confirmed by the Los Angeles police.