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Chris Rock Shuts Down Heckler Who Calls Out Will Smith During Second Night Of Stand-Up Tour

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Chris Rock Shuts Down Heckler Who Calls Out Will Smith During Second Night Of Stand-Up Tour

Chris Rock made clear he wouldn't be getting caught up in conversation about Will Smith as he shut down a heckler on the second night of his stand up tour.

The comedian kicked off his Ego Death World Tour just days after being slapped across the face by Smith at the Oscars for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

Ticket sales for the show spiked in the wake of the controversial incident, but Rock is so far yet to comment publicly on the altercation with Smith and on the first day of his tour simply explained he was 'still processing what happened', and that he hadn't yet 'talked to anyone' about the events.

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Rock reiterated his reluctance to get into the matter yesterday (31 March), when a heckler started shouting 'f**k Will Smith' after Rock took to the stage at The Wilbur in Boston.

The comedian heard similar comments the day before, but rather than ignoring it as he did previously he decided to put a quick stop to the situation, responding: "No, no, no, no, no..."

On Wednesday, Rock told the crowd at his show he would talk about 'that s**t' at 'some point' and promised it would be 'serious, and it will be funny'.

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However, he made clear his tour would not shift focus to Sunday's events as he told the crowd: "I don't have a bunch of s**t about what happened, so if you came to hear that, I have a whole show I wrote before this weekend."

Rock's earlier assurances that he hadn't 'talked to anyone' about the slap came after Sean "Diddy" Combs claimed Smith and the comedian had made up after the slap, telling Page Six: "That's not a problem. That's over. I can confirm that. It's all love. They're brothers."

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. Credit: Alamy
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. Credit: Alamy

Diddy's claims were later dismissed by Rock's brother, Tony, who claimed the rapper lied about the pair making amends.

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Rock has confirmed he will not take legal action against Smith for the slap, though the Academy released a statement on Wednesday saying its Board of Governors had "initiated disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy's Standards of Conduct, including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behaviour, and compromising the integrity of the Academy."

"At the next board meeting on April 18, the Academy may take any disciplinary action, which may include suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions permitted by the Bylaws and Standards of Conduct," the statement continued.

Rock's fans showed unwavering support for the comedian as they gave him a standing ovation on his opening night.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celebrity, Chris Rock, Will Smith, US News, Entertainment, Oscars

Emily Brown
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