Chris Rock has not yet said how he feels about being slapped by Will Smith, but he is still making passing jokes about the incident.
The comedian was on stage in Atlanta (USA) on Friday night (29) as part of his "Chris Rock Ego Death" world tour, hours after Smith posted a nearly six-minute video saying he is "deeply sorry" for slapping Rock during the Oscars in March.
Rock made subtle comments about the slap at comedy shows in the following months, but he has not spoken publicly about it. He took the same approach during his performance on Friday.
"Everybody is trying to be a victim. If everyone claims to be a victim, then no one will listen to the real victims," Rock said. "Even though I got slapped by 'Suge Smith' ... I went to work the next day, I have kids."
Later, he joked, "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face."
Smith took the stage and slammed Rock after he made a joke about the hairstyle of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.
In the video posted on his social media accounts, a regretful Smith begins with an on-screen message. "It's been a while...I've been thinking a lot and
working a lot over the last few months," the on-screen text that begins the video reads. "You've asked a lot of fair questions that I wish I had some time to answer."
Smith sighs and then commiserates about the feud that made headlines around the world and tarnished his image.
He explains why he did not apologize to Rock during his Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actor in "King Richard".