Chris Rock’s Mom Reacts to Will Smith Slapping Her Son at the Oscars – E! Online

As a mom of 10, Rose additionally shared her heartbreak about not having the ability to bodily be there for her son after the incident. “I used to be not [at the Oscars] this time.” she stated. “I could not attain out to him at that time, there was nothing to do and that is a tough factor for a mom. Regardless of how previous they’re, they’re nonetheless your infants.” 

Within the wake of the slap, Will has publicly apologized to Chris on Instagram, resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts & Sciences, and received a 10-year ban from attending all Academy events for his actions. In a statement to E! News, Will shared, “I settle for and respect the Academy’s determination.”

Whereas the occasion did not go the way in which the presenter or his household had imagined, Rose maintained that she was “actually, actually proud” of the way in which Chris carried himself onstage after the incident. 

Nevertheless, she famous that she additionally felt “actually unhappy,” as a result of “Chris was so blissful to be giving the award to Questlove for his Oscar and nobody heard his speech. Nobody was in a position to simply be within the second, as a result of everyone was simply sitting there like, ‘What simply occurred?'” 

When requested if she sees a future the place the 2 stars may someday meet and reconcile, Rose shared she’s leaving that as much as them. “That must be a call they made. I really feel actually dangerous that [Will] by no means apologized,” she stated. “One thing like that’s private. You attain out.” 

She additionally gave an replace on Chris, who lately embarked on his comedy tour. “He’s doing properly,” she shared. “Like he stated, he is nonetheless processing it as a result of that is not one thing you count on.”

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