Chris Rock’s brother Tony attacked Will Smith after the actor beat Rock at the Oscars.
Smith took the stage to slap Rock, who was presenting an award at the film awards ceremony after the comedian made a joke about his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
On Friday (April 1), five days after the incident, Smith made the decision to resign from the academy after reportedly facing disciplinary action. The decision stripped him of his membership of the Academy Awards panel.
While Rock himself has said he’s “still processing what happened,” his brother Tony — who’s also a comedian — has slammed King Richard Starred during a comedy set performed over the weekend.
In a video clip obtained from The shadow roomTony – who is one of Rock’s six siblings – said he didn’t want to open his show by addressing the controversy.
However, he went on to say, “You’re gonna hit my fucking brother because your b**** put a side eye on you?”
Tony opened the show by saying, “If you think you’re going to get on that stage, that ain’t the mother****** Oscars.
“And if you walk around with your ass up here, you don’t get nominated for that shit, it’s those damn hands.” Oh, we’re gonna bang the rest of the year. Every time you see me at a show, pop!”
During a recent Twitter Q&A, Tony was asked if he accepted Smith’s apology to his brother, to which he replied, “No.”
Answering a fan who asked, “Who do you think hits harder Will or Jada friend?” Tony said, “Mama rock.”
When asked how his brother was doing after the altercation, Tony replied, “Still rich.”
Steve Coogan is the latest celebrity to comment on the on-stage altercation, accusing Smith of “appalling arrogance”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/chris-rock-brother-tony-will-smith-slap-b2050794.html Chris Rock’s brother Tony lunges at Will Smith during a comedy show