Steve Harvey addresses Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars: ‘Punk transfer’


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Two months has handed because the slap that shocked the world, and Steve Harvey is lastly sharing his opinion.

Harvey, 65, attended an occasion at Georgia State College over the weekend and reportedly known as Will Smith’s Oscars slap towards Chris Rock a “punk move” that resulted in Harvey shedding “a lot of respect for him.” 

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on the occasion, noting that the “Family Feud” host introduced up religion within the dialogue. 

Steve Harvey addresses Will Smith's 2022 Oscars slap against Chris Rock nearly two months later.

Steve Harvey addresses Will Smith’s 2022 Oscars slap towards Chris Rock almost two months later.
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“I’m a Christian, but I’m really undeveloped,” Harvey started. “I don’t have high-level Christianity. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m like a 2. That’s the level of Christianity I can work on.” 


He continued: “You slap T.D. Jakes, he’ll turn the other cheek. You slap me? If you sit back in your seat, Jada [Will’s wife] would have to move out of the way. That’s the type of Christian I am.”

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On the 2022 Oscars ceremony, Smith slapped Rock after Rock cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, making a reference to “G.I. Jane.” Pinkett Smith has struggled with alopecia.

Will Smith hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the 2022 Oscars.

Will Smith hits presenter Chris Rock on stage whereas presenting the award for finest documentary function on the 2022 Oscars.
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“Jada, ‘GI Jane 2,’ I can’t wait to see it,” Rock mentioned whereas on stage on the Oscars. Pinkett Smith was in attendance on the occasion.

Rock just lately carried out alongside his good friend and colleague, Dave Chappelle, after he was attacked on the Hollywood Bowl. Each comedians made mild of their onstage assaults. 

“At least you got smacked by someone of repute,” Chappelle informed Rock at a “secret” present at The Comedy Retailer in Los Angeles. “I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair.”

Rock then reportedly responded with, “I got smacked by the softest n—– that ever rapped.”

Will Smith received the Best Actor award at the 2022 Oscars. 

Will Smith acquired the Greatest Actor award on the 2022 Oscars. 

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Smith publicly responded to Rock on Instagram a day after the slap occurred.

“My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.” 

After Smith resigned from the Academy in April, the group determined to ban him from the ceremony or any occasions associated to the Academy for 10 years.

A rep for Harvey didn’t instantly reply to Day by day Submit’ request for remark.


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