Chris Rock says he's 'not a victim' but admits Will Smith's Oscars slap 'hurt'

Chris Rock says he's 'not a victim' but admits Will Smith's Oscars slap 'hurt'

"I don’t go to the hospital for a papercut.”

Chris Rock insisted he is "not a victim" as he joked about Will Smith slapping him at the Oscars. 

The 57-year-old comic addressed the scandal at the Academy Awards, which saw the 'King Richard' star lash out at him after he made a joke about the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

A source told Us Weekly that Chris referred to Will, 53, as "Suge Smith", which is assumed to be a reference to incarcerated Death Row Records boss Suge Knight.

He also joked:

And later, during a sketch about people playing the victim and being overly sensitive, he said: "I'm not a victim motherf**ker", and joked he had "shook that shit off" and put it behind him.

He said:

Will - who has been married to Jada since 1997 - previously described his behaviour at the Oscars as "shocking, painful, and inexcusable".

As a result of his actions, the 'Men in Black' actor resigned from the Academy after issuing an apology.

He said: "My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy."

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced the 'King Richard' actor would be banned from attending any of their events, both virtually and in person, for 10 years.

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