Chris Rock became a trending topic across all social media platforms after the Oscar slap incident. While some supported the comedian through this ordeal others called out his insensitive joke. Recently, Rock kicked off his comedy tour in Boston days after the controversial incident.
Chris played to a hyper-enthusiastic, sold-out crowd at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. He kicked off his comedy tour to a thunderous applause and went on to briefly address what went down at the Oscars. Variety managed to record or obtain brief audio clip inside the club.
Chris shared that he’s still processing the controversial incident over the weekend, so he’ll talk about the slap later, but he did tease the crowd. He first joked, “How was your weekend?” He then said, “I don’t have a bunch of s*** about what happened, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend. I’m still kind of processing what happened,”
“So, at some point, I’ll talk about that s***. And it will be serious and funny.”
Rock did not share whether he accepted Will Smith’s apology. Although, he has not talked to Smith since the incident. Following the shocking Oscars slap, Smith took to Instagram to address the issue while apologizing to Rock for his behavior.
Meanwhile, for the show Rock walked out in a white suit to a huge ovation, and almost seemed surprised, exclaiming, “Whoa, okay!” The applause didn’t subside, and Rock implored the crowd, “Yo, let me do the show!” Fans were clearly eager to get tickets to the show as the base price for the tickets was $50, but after the slap, the price on the street approached as high as $8,000. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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