“Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” Rock said. The theme has been a common one for Rock, who during a New Jersey show said “I’m not a victim,” according to Variety. “But I shook that s***t off and went to work the next day. I don’t go to the hospital for a paper cut,” he said during the New Jersey show.
The comedian also joked at a recent stand-up show that he was “smacked by Suge Smith.” https://t.co/T3NIABDA6Y— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 31, 2022
During his apology video, Smith said “My behavior was unacceptable. However, he made it clear he felt insulted by Rock’s joke, according to Deadline. “I spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuance and complexity of what happened in that moment. I’m not going to try to unpack all of that right now, but I can say to all of you, there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment. No part of me that thinks that is the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insult,” he said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
I haven’t heard the whole context but taken in isolation, I think Chris Rock’s response to The Slap, ‘if everyone claims to be a victim, then no one will hear the real victims’, is a very moving and powerful statement— Barney Norris (@barnontherun) July 30, 2022