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‘That was a horrific night’: how Will Smith has tried to move on after the infamous Oscars slap
The actor striking comedian Chris Rock on stage is all anyone remembers about this year’s Academy Awards – and it has left its mark on both men

Steve Rose

21, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Video of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Oscars tops YouTube chart
Guardian clip which attracted more than 103m views and 1.5m likes was highest trending in UK this year

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Will Smith speaks to Trevor Noah about ‘bottled rage’ behind Oscars slap
The actor said there were ‘many nuances and complexities’ behind his assault on Chris Rock, but he understood viewers’ revulsion

Catherine Shoard

29, Nov, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Will Smith ‘completely understands’ if audiences avoid his films post Oscars slap
Actor says he hopes his actions won’t ‘penalize’ the work of others on Emancipation, his first film since he attacked Chris Rock on stage

Sian Cain

29, Nov, 2022 @12:05 AM

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What links Kid Cudi to Serena Williams and Harley Quinn?
From horror movies to Wimbledon, where do rap star Kid Cudi’s twisty showbiz connections lead?

Larry Ryan

24, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Chris Rock: Will Smith public apology was ‘a hostage video’
In his first at-length comments on the slap, Rock tells an audience in Liverpool that Smith had impersonated ‘a perfect man for 30 years’ before revealing he was ‘just as ugly as the rest of us’

Catherine Shoard

05, Sep, 2022 @12:36 PM

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‘Did Will Smith hurt me? He played Ali!’ – Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle live
They are arguably the two greatest US standups of their generation – and both topical for not always lovely reasons. Could this double whammy possibly live up to the hype?

Brian Logan

02, Sep, 2022 @10:37 AM

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Chris Rock says he has turned down offer to host Oscars again
During a standup set Rock said that to return after Will Smith attacked him at this year’s awards would be like returning to the scene of a crime

Catherine Shoard

30, Aug, 2022 @9:22 AM

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Sally Potter on making a film about violence with Chris Rock: ‘He is aware of what happens when a man feels humiliated’
In Look at Me, Rock is thrown to the floor by Javier Bardem. Potter discusses male anger in her film and the similarities between that and Rock’s real-life experience of being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars

Ryan Gilbey

25, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Chris Rock jokes about slap after Will Smith apology video
Comedian doesn’t directly address apology onstage but says: ‘Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith ... I went to work the next day’

Guardian staff

30, Jul, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Will Smith posts emotional apology for the slap: ‘I am deeply remorseful’
Actor releases video answering questions about the incident at this year’s Oscars where he slapped Chris Rock onstage

Benjamin Lee

29, Jul, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Kevin Hart: Will Smith is ‘in a better space’ after Oscars slap
The actor hopes that Smith and Chris Rock can reconcile, ‘find a way to find some solace and move past it’

Andrew Pulver

14, Jul, 2022 @11:46 AM

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