Chris Rock ‘hasn’t spoken’ to Will Smith after getting slapped at the Oscars as it is claimed the comedian didn’t know Jada Pinkett Smith has alopecia
Chris Rock is yet to speak to Will Smith after he got slapped by the actor live onstage at the Oscars on Sunday night, March 27.
Their mutual friend, rapper Diddy had earlier claimed that the pair had sorted out their differences, saying: ‘It’s all love. they’re brothers’ but insiders now say that is not the case.
It has also been claimed that Rock was not aware that Jada Pinkett Smith suffers with alopecia, after he made a joke about her bald head looking like ‘G.I. Jane.’
TMZ reports that Rock and Smith have yet to settle anything privately, and there has been no communication between the two men.
A close friend of Rock informed that outlet the comedian went straight back to his dressing room after the incident and left the building, which was always his plan for the evening.
The insider added that Chris did not know Jada suffers with alopecia and that he ‘doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.’
Rock is said to have been left ‘shaken and bewildered’ by Smith’s smack but dusted himself off to attend Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary’s famous Oscars After Party in LA.
According to PageSix Rock appeared ‘unfazed’ at the party, though people were said to be rallied around him.
‘You wouldn’t really know anything had happened,’ an insider told the publication, adding: ‘He was talking about it, just saying it was crazy, but it didn’t seem to be bothering him at all.’
The report claims that some of Rock’s friends kept a close eye on the door, however, to check if Smith was going to turn up.
Meanwhile, on Monday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched a formal review into the incident and says it ‘condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show.’
The organization released the statement Monday afternoon, after facing backlash over not naming Smith when initially addressing the incident.
‘The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,’ a spokesperson for the organization said.
‘We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct, and California law.