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Chris Rock says he is 'not a victim' while talking about being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars

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  • Chris Rock spoke about the Oscars slap at a recent stand-up show.

  • "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," he said during the set, according to Us Weekly.

  • Rock also said that he is "not a victim."

Chris Rock spoke about Will Smith slapping him at the Oscars in a recent stand-up event alongside Kevin Hart.

"Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," the comedian joked during his set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, on Sunday, July 24, an eyewitness told Us Weekly.

"I'm not a victim, motherfucker," Rock is reported to have said later in his set.

"Yeah, that shit hurt, motherfucker," he continued. "But I shook that shit off and went to work the next day. I don't go to the hospital for a papercut."

Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

At the 94th Oscars in March, Rock took the stage to present the best documentary feature, and while up there, he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head. Her husband promptly walked up onto the stage and slapped the comic on live television.

Pinkett Smith has alopecia and has been outspoken about losing her hair to the condition.

Smith, who later that evening won the best actor Oscar for his work in "King Richard," apologized to Rock in a March 28 statement on Instagram.

Smith has since been banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years.

Read the original article on Insider