After Will Smith’s Apology, Chris Rock’s Brother Speaks Out On Being Personally Affected By The Slap


Since the events of Oscar night when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock live on stage, the two men involved in the altercation have largely remained silent. Rock has made only passing public comments and Smith had said nothing at all after an initial apology, until he recently released a video in which Smith discussed the incident at length, and apologized again. One person who has not been silent is Chris Rock’s brother Tony.

Tony Rock has voiced his thoughts about the incident on multiple occasions, going so far as to invoke Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship with 2Pac to explain what may have been the catalyst for the slap, and has largely been more than willing to say what he thinks about the whole thing. In the wake of Will Smith’s apology video Rock was asked his thoughts once again, and he responded by taking people to task who had apparently felt he should stay quiet on the issue since it didn’t directly involve him. Rock said on Twitter

My thoughts? All the crumbs and losers on social media repeatedly said it had nothing to do with me and I should be quiet or stay out of it. Others said I (who’s been making lots of money since 1999) was commenting in an attempt to gain notoriety.