Leslie Jones has claimed Chris Rock went to counseling after Will Smith slapped him on the 2022 Oscars. Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the course of the ceremony’s stay broadcast after the comedian made a joke on the expense of Smith’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith.
In a current interview with Folks, the ‘Ghostbusters” star, 56, claimed the “humiliating” incident “actually affected” her good good friend Rock.
“Folks want to know his daughters, his dad and mom, noticed that. He needed to go to counseling together with his daughters,” Jones informed the outlet.
She added, “For a protracted ass time I used to be simply mad. Chris Rock did a f###### joke. I do know Will, too… I used to be like, you couldn’t deal with that s### afterwards. That is the Oscars. The entire world is watching. I used to be like, ‘Chris, when he acquired up why didn’t you run?’ I’d’ve been working round that stage like, ‘Will, relax. Jada, name your man!’”
The “Saturday Night time Reside” alum, who was talking with Folks to advertise her forthcoming memoir, “Leslie F**king Jones,” mentioned she was grateful that Rock was able to discuss the incident in his current Netflix particular “Selective Outrage.”
“Everyone acquired p##### off about him doing a particular. That’s what comedians do. As an alternative of us going loopy we f###### go speak about it on the f###### stage. Thank God we’ve acquired the stage,” she shared.
The star’s memoir was launched at the moment (September 19).