Rock seems to be taking everything in stride.
Many on social media are on his side, but those aren’t the people who deal with it regularly. Those people now see him as a bit of pariah and have rallied around Rock.
Rock is getting the opportunities to shine while Smith had to go to India.
Will touched down at a private airport in Mumbai, India, and it was clear the paparazzi in India knew he was coming. They shouted out his name as he arrived at his hotel, and he was more than happy to give the paps, along with some serious fans, a wave and a smile.
No idea why he’s there — whether it’s business or pleasure, but he didn’t look the worse for wear … posing with someone who looks like the pilot at the hotel.
He even stopped for a few fans who desperately wanted a selfie with the actor.
Will hasn’t said anything publicly since his apology after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars … a slap that earned him a 10-year suspension from Academy events, including the Oscars.
Several of his movie projects have been put on ice in the wake of the slap. It’s unclear if they’ll be canceled altogether or whether the movie companies are just waiting for all the hubbub to die down before things get reset.
Rock, meanwhile, seems to be taking everything in stride.
He even had some new jokes about the entire situation.
“I’m OK, if anybody was wondering,” Rock began the show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday. “I got most of my hearing back.”
According to the Times, Rock said he wasn’t going to joke about the slap during his latest comedy show, “Ego Death.”
But he then said: “People expect me to talk about the b——-, I’m not going to talk about it right now, I’ll get to it eventually. On Netflix.”
Later in his act, Rock joked, according to The Telegraph: “Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face.”