Rose Rock, the mother of Chris Rock, shares her thoughts on Will Smith slapping her son.
She told WIS TV this,
“I told someone when Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us, but he really slapped me,” “When you hurt my child, you hurt me.”
She was asked what would you say to Smith, “I have no idea what I would say other than, ‘What in the world were you thinking?’ Because you did a slap, but so many things could have happened. Chris could have stepped back and fallen.
She was also asked about the 10-year ban from the Oscars, “What does that mean? You don’t even go every year.” Rock, who pointed out that she didn’t think the Academy should have taken away Smith’s Oscar, said she was “really, really proud” of how her son reacted at the moment.
“I feel really bad that he never apologized,” Rock said. “His people wrote up a piece and said, ‘I apologize to Chris Rock,’ but something like that is personal. You reach out.”