Chris Rock has yet to respond to Will Smith’s apology for slapping him on stage at this year’s Oscars – but has continued to crack jokes about the incident.
“Everyone is trying to be a fucking victim” Rock said onstage Friday, CNN reported.
“If everyone pretends to be a victim, then no one will hear from the real victims,” he added. “Even though I got slammed by Suge Smith…I went to work the next day, I have kids.”
The comedian was on stage in Atlanta on Friday night as part of his Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour.
The nickname “Suge Smith” is said to be a reference to Marion “Suge” Knight, a former record label boss known for his aggressive behavior.
Later, Rock joked, “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”
Chris Rock was performing just hours later Will Smith had posted a video on Instagram, apologizing for losing his temper at the Oscars in March and hitting Rockwho hosted the ceremony.
The actor went wild after Rock joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
In a solemn six-minute video, Smith said, “Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable. And I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
Smith admitted he had been in touch with Rock personally, but a message came back saying he was “not ready to talk.”
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Rock’s joke had referenced the 1997 film GI Jane, in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head.
It’s still unclear if the comedian knew Pinkett Smith had alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, when he made the remark.