Dave Chappelle says that before Oscars slap, Will Smith ‘did an impression of a perfect man for 30 years’

Chappelle is within the midst of a joint comedy tour with Chris Rock, who in March was slapped whereas presenting on stage on the Academy Awards by actor Will Smith.

“Lots of people neglect who Will Smith is,” Chappelle mentioned on stage at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, in keeping with British information outlet, The Telegraph. “Then 10 minutes earlier than he was about to get the largest award… he acted like he was again in Philadelphia.”
Smith received a greatest actor award for his function as Richard Williams, the daddy of Venus and Serena Williams, within the movie “King Richard.” But his win was overshadowed by his conduct that evening, which was condemned by the Academy and earned Smith a 10-year ban from Academy occasions.
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“Will did the impression of an ideal individual for 30 years, and he ripped his masks off and confirmed us he was as ugly as the remainder of us,” Chappelle mentioned. “Whatever the results are… I hope he does not put his masks again on once more, and lets his actual face breathe….I see myself in each males.”

A consultant for Chappelle confirmed The Telegraph’s reporting. CNN has reached out to representatives for Rock and Smith for remark.

Chappelle made the feedback throughout the first of three exhibits as a part of their UK tour. They have two consecutive dates scheduled this weekend at London’s O2 area, with extra dates scheduled all through Europe.

Rock reportedly additionally addressed the slap, joking that Smith “hit me over a bullsh-t joke, the nicest joke I ever informed,” in keeping with The Telegraph and The Times of London.
In July, Smith opened up concerning the incident in a video posted to Instagram, saying he was “deeply remorseful.”

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