The mother of comedian Chris Rock has weighed in on the most topical issue on the internet as far as this year is concerned after her son became the recipient of the infamous slap which was enacted at the 94th edition of the Academy Awards.
Rose Rock opened up on the issue in an interview with local South Carolina news station WIS-TV conducted on April 22.
According to People, she discussed the moment when Smith walked onstage at the Oscars and struck Chris, in response to a joke the comedian made about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
Rise said she momentarily felt the impact of the pain when the slap was administered because Rock is her son.
“You reacted to your wife giving you the side-eye, and you went and made her day because she was mulled over laughing when it happened,” Rose said.
She also spoke about the aggressor’s (Will Smith) ban: “What does that mean? You don’t even go every year.” Rose shared that she initially thought the incident was staged while watching it unfold during the broadcast from her home but realized it was real when Smith, 53 started using “obscenities.”
In furtherance of the unending debate about Will Smith’s assault of Chris Rock on the night of the Oscars which will take forever to be forgotten, a source close to the actress recently said she is not enthused about what her husband did.
The source confirmed told US Weekly that although Smith’s spontaneous reaction did not make Jada Pinkett Smith “angry,” she “wishes he didn’t” get physical with the comedian. “It was in the heat of the moment and it was him overreacting.
He knows that she knows that. They’re in agreement that he overreacted,” the source added.
The Wicked Wisdom rocker didn’t want Smith to get into a fight to defend her, according to the source. “She’s not one of these women that needs protecting.
He didn’t need to do what he did, she didn’t need protecting. She’s not a wallflower,” the source shared. “She’s a strong woman, an opinionated woman and she can fight her own battles. But she will stand by him.”