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Four months after he was slapped by Will Smith in front of a star-studded Oscars audience—and the world—Chris Rock is finally speaking up.
Rock took the stage at New York City's Madison Square Garden Saturday, where he and Kevin Hart co-headlined the Only Headliners Allowed comedy tour—which had Dave Chappelle as a surprise guest. During his set, Rock "made a joke about Will during a bit about 'cancel culture,' joking that 'anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,'" a source told Entertainment Tonight.
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The show marks the first time Rock has spoken publicly of The Slap, though he previously hinted that he would be making jokes about it once he fully processed what happened.
At the end of March—days after the 2022 Oscars—Rock sold out tickets for his stand-up