A post is being widely shared on social media claiming that Chris Rock had released a statement of apology to Will Smith and his family regarding his joke at the Oscars 2022. Recently, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars after a joke about Smith’s wife was made; she suffers from a medical condition called alopecia. Will Smith later apologised for his actions. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Chris Rock’s statement of apology after his joke about Will Smith’s wife at the Oscars 2022.
Fact: There is no evidence to show that Chris Rock had made such a statement of apology after Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars. Chris Rock did make some brief comments about the incident in a comedy show held recently, but it was not an apology to Will Smith. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When we searched through the social media profiles of Chris Rock – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter– no such statement of apology was found. No such statement was found even on the official website of Chris Rock. No credible or legitimate news articles were found that reported such a statement of apology by Chris Rock.
Chris Rock did make comments on the incident that happened at the latest Oscars. In a recent comedy show in Boston, it is reported that Chris Rock made some brief comments about the incident. However, he did not make any such apology for the incident. Will Smith had apologised to Chris Rock through his Instagram page.
One Journalist named Rebecca Keegan tweeted about the apology statement that was going viral on social media and said that Chris Rock hasn’t yet issued a statement.
To sum it up, Chris Rock did not issue this statement of apology regarding his joke about Will Smith’s wife at the Oscars 2022.